Our first ever Giving Day is just around the corner - Wed 4th Sep - the Chancellor and friends will abseil from the 9th storey of our vertical campus in central Parramatta to raise awareness and funds for BabyLab research.
The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University, in partnership with Babyology, have launched an exciting new podcast series, BabyLab, designed to help Australian parents understand how babies learn to communicate.
You might think your baby has no idea what you are saying amid the blabbering baby talk and funny faces, but the truth is, your 12-month-old has a far more sophisticated understanding of speech and language than you ever imagined.
In a world first, MARCS researchers focusing on infant speech and cognitive development in the Asia-Pacific region will showcase their collaborative research this week for the inaugural international Asia-Pacific BabyLab Constellation (ABC) conference in Singapore.
Through the subconscious mechanism of babytalk, a parent's voice can offer encouragement, discipline or comfort, and according to new research findings, it can even facilitate early language development in infants.