Playing music to babies in the womb may boost brain development

10/30/2013 | HealthDay News

Infants who were exposed to music while in the womb showed greater brain activity upon hearing the music again shortly after birth and at 4 months than those who had not heard the music before, according to a Finnish study in the journal PLOS One. The critical period for the development of a child's auditory system is between 27 weeks of gestation and 6 months old, researchers said.

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