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Unformatted text preview: 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. &quot;Sex has been virtually ignored in studies of the learning, representation, processing and neural bases of language,&quot; said lead author Michael Ullman, a neuroscientist at Georgetown University. &quot;This study shows that differences between males and females may be an important factor in these cognitive processes.&quot; For the study, published in Developmental Science , researchers investigated the different brain systems that children used when they made mistakes like &quot;Yesterday I holded the bunny.&quot; They found that girls tended to use a children used when they made mistakes like &quot;Yesterday I holded the bunny....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ENGL 001A taught by Professor Scolley during the Fall '07 term at San Jose State University .
- Fall '07