Flashcards in Brain and Behaviour Deck (4)
What are the main influences on language development?
Genetic factors – some mutations lead to severe language problems –gene expression realises basic neural mechanisms for language
Condition e.g. autism, ADD, developmental verbal dyspraxia
What is the critical period for language acquisition?
As age increases from birth, ease of learning language decreases from age 3-8
Past the age of 10, ease of learning language is much lower than earlier in life
What is executive functioning?
The executive system processes novel situations outside the domain of some of our automatic psychological processes