Study finds new feature of 'baby talk' in any language

When talking with their young infants, parents instinctively use ‘baby talk,’ a unique form of speech including exaggerated pitch contours and short, repetitive phrases. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on Oct. 12 have found another unique feature of the way mothers talk to their babies: they shift the timbre of their voice in a rather specific way. The findings hold true regardless of a mother’s native language. …read more

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