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Babies recognize speech as early as 9 months

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Babies as young as nine months are able to make distinctions between speech and non-speech in both people and animals.

“Our results show that infant speech perception is resilient and flexible. This means that our recognition of speech is more refined at an earlier age than we’d thought,” says Athena Vouloumanos, assistant professor at New York University.

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