Why Many Kids Says “Mama” or “Dada” As Their First Words

When babies hears words with repeating sounds, the language centers in their brains light up in a way that they don’t when babies hear non-repetitive-sounding words. This research suggests that we’re born capable of processing words, as opposed to learning how to do so; it also explains why so many cultures have similar-sounding terms for mothers and fathers. Right, Tata?


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