Computer Program Yields Clues About Baby Talk

A computer program may help explain how babies learn to talk. Researchers have studied how babies learn to distinguish vowel sounds in different languages, and they've created a computer program that can learn in the same way. One of the researchers discusses the new work.

James McClelland, professor of psychology, Stanford University



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