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How the mask-wearing norm can impede the language and socio-emotional development of our children

Observing facial expressions and cues is a huge part of how our children learn to interact with their community and environment, associate visual cues with positive or negative emotions, identify speech patterns and draw associations between mouth movements and different phonetic sounds. In 2013, scientists measured hemodynamic responses in infants’ brains using near-infrared spectroscopy and …

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