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New research sheds light on the importance of conversational turns


New research by a team at Harvard and MIT used LENA technology and brain imaging to measure the relationship between children’s language experience and their brain activity. The study found that conversational turns predicted variance in verbal scores, while the sheer number of adult words did not.

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Dr. Dana Suskind shares about the origins of her book, how she uses LENA technology, and why we all need to “spread the words.”

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Can science help poor kids earn more?

Economist FilmsDec 16, 2021

In a provocative video, Economist Films explores the role conversational turns may play in what they call "breaking the class ceiling."