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What Comes First: Speech or Thought?

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What Comes First: Speech or Thought?

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What Comes First: Speech or Thought?

What Comes First: Speech or Thought?

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Scientists say they have new data offering proof that infants form concepts before they learn language. Researchers writing in Nature report that their study may help resolve the longstanding debate over whether children can think before they learn to speak. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.