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Secret Life of the Brain, Season 1, Episode 2

The Child's Brain: Syllable from Sound

Secret Life of the Brain

by David Grubin
David Grubin

Video

The explosion of language in young children provides one of the most dramatic illustrations of the young brain at work. How do we learn to talk? How do we learn to read? Unlike adults, in whose brains most linguistic activity is restricted to the left hemisphere, very young children respond to language with the entire brain. But what happens when the brain is physically compromised? And what are the physical roots of language disorders such as dyslexia?


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Publisher: PBS

Streaming video

  • Release date: September 12, 2016
  • Duration: 00:53:50
  • Number of parts: 1

  • Public Performance: Not permitted

  • Formats

    Streaming video

    subjects

    Documentary

    Languages

    English

    The explosion of language in young children provides one of the most dramatic illustrations of the young brain at work. How do we learn to talk? How do we learn to read? Unlike adults, in whose brains most linguistic activity is restricted to the left hemisphere, very young children respond to language with the entire brain. But what happens when the brain is physically compromised? And what are the physical roots of language disorders such as dyslexia?


    Expand title description text