Babies don’t learn to talk just from hearing sounds. New research suggests they’re lip-readers too. It happens during the stage when a baby’s babbling gradually changes from gibberish into syllables and eventually into words. Florida scientists discovered that starting around age 6 months, babies begin shifting from the intent eye gaze of early infancy to studying mouths when people talk to them.
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