Toddler brain scan gives language insight

December 7, 2014

The brain has a critical window for language development between the ages of two and four, brain scans suggest.

Environmental influences have their biggest impact before the age of four, as the brain's wiring develops to process new words, say UK and US scientists.

It also explains why young children are good at learning two languages.

The brain has a critical window for language development between the ages of two and four, brain scans suggest.  Environmental influences have their biggest impact before the age of four, as the brain's wiring develops to process new words, say UK and US scientists.  It also explains why young children are good at learning two languages.