What a Baby Hears While Asleep Matters More than Previously Thought

Published: May 15, 2017

Sleeping babyICS Research Associate Dr. Phillip Gilley recently published work on new evidence for how babies develop language - even when they are sleeping. This work was profiled by CU Boulder Today: What a baby hears while asleep matters more than previously thought

“We found that even while babies sleep, they are still processing information about their acoustic environment, and their brains are using that information to develop pathways for learning.”

This work was co-authored with Dr. Kristin Uhler, an assistant professor at the CU Anschutz School of Medicine; Kaylee Watson, a doctor of audiology candidate in the CU Boulder department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; and ICS Research Professor Dr. Christine Yoshinaga-Itano. 

Check out the original paper or listen to Dr. Gilley talk about the research:

There is also a short video from CU Boulder Today on the research: