Show simple item record

Memory in the neonate brain

Authordc.contributor.authorBenavides-Varela, Silvia 
Authordc.contributor.authorGómez, David M. 
Authordc.contributor.authorMacagno, Francesco 
Authordc.contributor.authorBion, Ricardo A H 
Authordc.contributor.authorPeretz, Isabelle 
Authordc.contributor.authorMehler, Jacques 
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationPLoS ONE, Volumen 6, Issue 11, 2018,
Abstractdc.description.abstractBackground: The capacity to memorize speech sounds is crucial for language acquisition. Newborn human infants can discriminate phonetic contrasts and extract rhythm, prosodic information, and simple regularities from speech. Yet, there is scarce evidence that infants can recognize common words from the surrounding language before four months of age. Methodology/Principal Findings: We studied one hundred and twelve 1-5 day-old infants, using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). We found that newborns tested with a novel bisyllabic word show greater hemodynamic brain response than newborns tested with a familiar bisyllabic word. We showed that newborns recognize the familiar word after two minutes of silence or after hearing music, but not after hearing a different word. Conclusions/Significance: The data show that retroactive interference is an important cause of forgetting in the early stages of language acquisition. Moreover, because neonates forget words in the presence of
Type of licensedc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile
Link to Licensedc.rights.uri
Sourcedc.sourcePLoS ONE
Keywordsdc.subjectMedicine (all)
Keywordsdc.subjectBiochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)
Keywordsdc.subjectAgricultural and Biological Sciences (all)
Títulodc.titleMemory in the neonate brain
Document typedc.typeArtículo de revista
Indexationuchile.indexArtículo de publicación SCOPUS

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile