By Marie Cassin
A latest research conducted by the Brown University and King’s College London and published in Journal of Neuroscience. The team has brought in forward surprising results about how the brain anatomy influences language gaining ability in young children. They found that the kids learn and acquire languages between the 2 and 4 years. Left side of the brain helps them to acquire this knowledge.
Deeper into the study it was found that the structures supporting ability to learn languages tend to be coming from the left side of the brain that is why the researchers expected to see more myelin. It is the fatty material that insulates nerve fibers and also helps to send signals zip around the brain.
The lead researcher, Jonathan O’Muircheartaigh, the Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at King’s College London explains, “What we actually saw was that the asymmetry of myelin was there right from the beginning, even in the youngest children in the study, around the age of 1. Rather than increasing, those asymmetries remained pretty constant over time.”
- Toddler brain scan gives language insight (worldobserveronline.com)