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Early Exposure to Language Helps with Brain Development

Baby brains are hungry for language. New parents are urged to talk to their babies early to help their minds develop properly. Now, a group of UConn researchers have shown that “talking” doesn’t just mean speech—sign language exposure is equally as nourishing.

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Diet and its Role in Dentition, Linguistics

Anthropologist Caleb Everett and former student Sihan Chen used a novel data analysis of thousands of languages, in addition to studying a unique subset of celebrities, to reveal how a soft food diet—contrasted with the diet of hunter-gatherers—is restructuring dentition and changing how people speak.

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