Large-Scale Brain Networks Underlying Language Acquisition in Early Infancy

  title={Large-Scale Brain Networks Underlying Language Acquisition in Early Infancy},
  author={Fumitaka Homae and Hama Watanabe and Tamami Nakano and Gentaro Taga},
  booktitle={Front. Psychology},
A critical issue in human development is that of whether the language-related areas in the left frontal and temporal regions work as a functional network in preverbal infants. Here, we used 94-channel near-infrared spectroscopy to reveal the functional networks in the brains of sleeping 3-month-old infants with and without presenting speech sounds. During the first 3 min, we measured spontaneous brain activation (period 1). After period 1, we provided stimuli by playing Japanese sentences for 3… CONTINUE READING

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