34-Week-Old Fetuses Can Recognize Mom’s Voice and Nursery Rhymes

- A baby's capacity to learn should not be underestimated, even while still in the womb. University of Florida's College of Nursing researchers have discovered that after only 34 weeks into a pregnancy fetuses can already recognize mom's voice and nursery rhymes.

- A growing number of pregnant women give their unborn children auditory stimulation by playing them classical music, for example, but the mother's voice still remains the predominant source of sensory stimulation for the developing brain at this early stage. The University of Florida's study demonstrated how the human fetus is already sensitive during the third trimester and how mom's voice influences early learning and memory skills development.

 

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