Expecting to learn: Language acquisition in toddlers improved by predictable situations

In an upcoming study in Current Biology, published online Aug. 16, researchers at the Arizona State University Department of Psychology and the Waisman Center report a factor that is important for language learning in children: the predictability of the learning environment.

The study was completed by Viridiana Benitez, assistant professor of psychology at ASU, and Jenny Saffran, Waisman center investigator and professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and will be published in the Sept. 10 print issue of the journal.

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