Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Apparently all that babbling is important

Babytalk key factor in language development.

While it may sound repulsive, baby talk and its associated driveling sounds have an opposite effect.

When the researchers compared oxygenation levels when the babies were exposed to baby talk compared to adult speech, they found that baby talk increased the blood oxygenation in the frontal area of the brain. Concentrations of oxygenated hemoglobin rose an average of 0.25 millimoles per liter (mmol/l), while these concentrations decreased an average of 0.23 mmol/l when the babies heard their mothers reading to the adult researcher.

I guess reading to Baby Chaud in my news anchor voice isn't going to top sounding like a circus clown when it comes to developing his language centers. See? Science delivers the truth, not what you want to be true!

Gah.... I mean googly-mooooooogly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Googie, Googie, Goo!!