Re: virus: Study: Infants start learning language in the crib

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Fri, 3 Oct 1997 11:04:39 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 2 Oct 1997, Marie Foster wrote:

> Eva-Lise Carlstrom wrote:
> I
> > thus find myself furrowing my brow at this study's contrary assumption
> > that the sounds to which babies will attend longer are the ones they
> > recognize. Either the case is more complex than either assumption can
> > account for, or somebody is mistaken.
> >
> > Eva,
> > interrogating infants
> I may be wrong, but I think what may be going on here is the difference
> in the research between visual and auditory stimula.
> Marie

No, this research sounds perfectly analogous to what I've read before in
that respect: playing sounds, judging infants' interest by their looking
behaviour. I remain puzzled.