Infant ability to tell voices apart rests on language experience.

@article{Johnson2011InfantAT,
  title={Infant ability to tell voices apart rests on language experience.},
  author={Elizabeth K. Johnson and Ellen Westrek and Thierry Nazzi and Anne Cutler},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={1002-11}
}
A visual fixation study tested whether 7-month-olds can discriminate between different talkers. The infants were first habituated to talkers producing sentences in either a familiar or unfamiliar language, then heard test sentences from previously unheard speakers, either in the language used for habituation, or in another language. When the language at… CONTINUE READING