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Babies lip-read before talking

Babblers focus on adults’ mouths when learning how to speak

4:40pm, January 17, 2012

When adults mouth off, babies learn by watching. As infants start babbling at around age 6 months in preparation for talking, they shift from focusing on adults’ eyes to paying special attention to speakers’ mouths, a new study finds.

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