Sleep & Memory

Oisín Mac Fhearaí destynova at esatclear.ie
Thu Apr 11 20:54:46 EST 2002


"Ian Goddard" <igoddard at erols.mom> wrote in message
news:3cae84f4.85052353 at news.erols.com...
> http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99991887
>

> To test the theory, Cheour and her colleagues studied 45 newborn
> babies in the first few days of their lives. They exposed all the
> infants to an hour of Finnish vowel sounds - one that sounds like
> "oo", another like "ee", and a third boundary vowel peculiar to
> Finnish and similar languages that sounds like something in between.
> EEG recordings of the infants brains before and after the session
> showed that the newborns could not distinguish between the sounds.

The test doesn't necessarily prove that the same thing doesn't happen to
adults though.... did she perform the same test on adults? :P

Oisín Mac Fhearaí





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