Why Kids May Be the Key to Communicating With Alien Life
In this article by Slate.com Sheri Wells-Jensen, a linguistics professor at Bowling Green State University, believes that when first learning an alien language toddlers might be the best hope. She cites the unique characteristics that children have. One they are at their peak neuroplasticity. During this stage they learn how to receive and send information, moreover they are perfect for picking up patterns that adults miss. Around four years old they are capable of hearing and replicating every individual sound used in all 6,500 or so languages on Earth.