Brain Waves

Examining perception, sound and hearing, language and learning.

The Neurobiology of Dr. Seuss

Neuroscientists have been able to peer inside the brain and see what happens when children hear and learn language. They know now that Dr. Seuss was on to something. Repetition, rhythm and rhyme help children in crucial ways to process the speech they hear, and fine-tune the connections between auditory and language networks. Read More


I intend to read to my month old son, in both his languages french and english. Already have three books, two in english and another in french. Reading to him will be a pleasure, also will not only help him for his vocubulary but myself also.

As I have been taking singin lessons for a few months now, I also intend to sing for him.

He already seemed to enjoy my singing in the womb.


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Lydia Denworth is a New York based science writer. Her most recent book is I Can Hear You Whisper.


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