The Power of Brains from the Beginning

Research at Radboud University reveals interesting new information regarding just how much our brains remember from our earliest days. The study focuses on adopted children who were removed from their birth language at an early age and then observed later in life in the (re)learning of their original language. Results show that these children had a significantly easier time learning the language, which they have no conscious memory of, than the control subjects who were learning the language for the first time. As the original article notes, it’s extra fascinating that babies under six-months of age and those aged one-and-a-half-years seemed to show the same level of improvement at picking up the language. This strongly supports that we are unconsciously absorbing language from the very beginning, acquiring language skills in ways we don’t even recognize yet but our bodies store away anyway. It’s incredible to think just what our bodies are doing!

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