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Language Exposure and Brain Myelination in Early Development.

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Neuroscience, May 2023
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Title
Language Exposure and Brain Myelination in Early Development.
Published in
Journal of Neuroscience, May 2023
DOI 10.1523/jneurosci.1034-22.2023
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Laia Fibla, Samuel H Forbes, Jordan McCarthy, Kate Mee, Vincent Magnotta, Sean Deoni, Donnie Cameron, John P Spencer

Abstract

The language environment to which children are exposed has an impact on later language abilities as well as on brain development; however, it is unclear how early such impacts emerge. This study investigates the effects of children's early language environment and socioeconomic status (SES) on brain structure in infancy at 6 and 30 months of age (both sexes included). We used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to quantify concentrations of myelin in specific fiber tracts in the brain. Our central question was whether Language ENvironment Analysis (LENATM) measures from in-home recording devices and SES measures of maternal education, predicted myelin concentrations over development. Results indicate that 30-month-old children exposed to larger amounts of in-home adult input showed more myelination in the white matter tracts most associated with language. Right hemisphere regions also show an association with SES, with older children from more highly educated mothers and exposed to more adult input, showing greater myelin concentrations in language-related areas. We discuss these results in relation with the current literature and implications for future research.SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENT:This is the first study to look at how brain myelination is impacted by language input and socioeconomic status early in development. We find robust relationships of both factors in language-related brain areas at 30 months of age.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 13%
Lecturer 2 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Student > Postgraduate 2 6%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 17 53%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 4 13%
Linguistics 2 6%
Social Sciences 2 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Arts and Humanities 1 3%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 18 56%
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