Babies end up choosing the first one that leads to them hearing their mothers

Babies end up choosing the first one that leads to

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female’s voice. Babies end up choosing the first one that leads to them hearing their mother’s voice. Music is a way to prove that babies hear and learn from the womb. Annie Murphy Paul states that pregnant women who watched the same soap opera while pregnant had babies that recognized the theme song. It is known that babies recognize the theme song because when something interests a baby, they start sucking slower than when something does not interest them. It seems impossible to say that babies learn the same native language that their mother has before they are born. Shockingly enough, Annie Murphy Paul reports that in a study from 2012, when babies come out of the womb, they cry in the native language of their mother. For example, Annie Murphy Paul says that French babies cries end on a rising note whereas German babies cries end on a falling note. This shows to be useful when the baby is born because it is helpful for the baby to learn and understand its native language. Learning is an interesting thing. There is never a time when someone in the world is not learning, even if they are not born yet. Annie Murphy Paul helps prove that learning starts happening before a baby is even born, mostly through sounds.
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  • Fall '19
  • Shanthi Kamarajan

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