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2-year-olds `surprisingly` good at understanding unfamiliar accents

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:26

Researchers have found that by two years of age, kids are remarkably good at comprehending speakers who talk with accents they have never heard before.

Humans subconsciously mimic other accents

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 00:00

Human brains imitate speech patterns of other people, even complete strangers, without meaning to due to an inbuilt urge of the brain to "affiliate" with them.

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