Ga-ga, goo-goo, why a baby likes you
By the age of one, infants already prefer speakers of their native tongue, but do not necessarily view speakers of an unfamiliar language negatively, according to new UBC research.
Jul 13, 2017
Friends matter: Babies use group size to determine social dominance
A new study finds that infants as young as six months figure out that a person with more friends will be more dominant than someone with fewer companions.
Feb 23, 2016
Babies need free tongue movement to decipher speech sounds
Inhibiting infants’ tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers with the University of British Columbia have found.
Oct 12, 2015
Friend or foe: Babies choose sides early
Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to UBC study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them.
Mar 12, 2013
Maternal depression and bilingual households can impact infant language development
While babies are born ready to learn any of the world’s languages, the crucial developmental period when they attune to their native languages can change due to environmental influences such as maternal depression or a bilingual upbringing, according to new University of British Columbia research.
Feb 17, 2012