Watching the infant brain learn words : effects of vocabulary size and experience

  title={Watching the infant brain learn words : effects of vocabulary size and experience},
  author={Debra L. Millsa and Kim Plunkettb and Chantel Pratc and Graham Schaferd},
  • Debra L. Millsa, Kim Plunkettb, +1 author Graham Schaferd
  • Published 2005
Previous investigations comparing auditory event-related potentials (ERPs) to words whose meanings infants did or did not comprehend, found bilateral differences in brain activity to known versus unknown words in 13-month-old infants, in contrast with unilateral, left hemisphere, differences in activity in 20-month-old infants. We explore two alternative explanations for these findings. Changes in hemispheric specialization may result from a qualitative shift in the way infants process known… CONTINUE READING


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