Good to know, especially if you’re planning to adopt or use a surrogate

On June 3, 2011, in Blog, Research, by Bellybuds

Babies Recognize Mom’s Voice from the Womb

By Lee Dye
May 22

Even before we were born, we knew our mother’s voice and could distinguish it from other voices.

That’s one of the key findings of an ongoing research project by Canadian and Chinese researchers who are studying infant development. The research suggests that while still in the womb, our brains were learning speech patterns and laying the groundwork for language acquisition.

“Before birth, the brain is being set up to learn language,” says Barbara Kisilevsky, a nursing professor at Queens University in Ontario, who conducted the research with a team of psychologists from Queens, and obstetricians in Hangzhou, China. (more…)

 

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