Tag: finger sucking

Take that thing out of your mouth!

Our tongue is essential to many of our daily functions, so it’s no surprise that it is the focus of much of our earliest explorations.  Some babies have even been observed to suck their thumb while in their mother’s womb!  In our first months, it is normal to place our fingers, and for a brief time, other objects into our mouth to test out what our mouths our capable of.  New research by University of British Columbia’s School of Audiology and Speech Sciences recently tested the motor theory of speech perception.

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