Newborns can distinguish a wide range of language sounds
A note for Lesson no. 3, "Little Brains Wire Themselves to Their World," in Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 55 is:
When tested in a lab, newborns can distinguish a wide range of language sounds...
Infants who are raised in a bilingual environment may have slower narrowing.
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