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Gender Difference in Grammar

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Gender Difference in Grammar By  Andrea Thompson , LiveScience Staff Writer posted: 09 December 2006 08:19 am ET Most  children  make adorable slip-ups in grammar when they're  learning to speak . Now scientists say the mistakes  could vary by gender.  Boys and girls tend to use different parts of their brain to learn some fundamental parts of grammar, according to a  new study. "Sex has been virtually ignored in studies of the learning, representation, processing and neural bases of  language," said lead author Michael Ullman, a neuroscientist at Georgetown University. "This study shows that  differences between males and females may be an important factor in these cognitive processes." For the study, published in  Developmental Science , researchers investigated the different brain systems that  children used when they made mistakes like "Yesterday I holded the bunny." They found that girls tended to use a 
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