Pregnant? Careful With Your Music Then…

You’ve probably heard about the Mozart Effect that claims babies who are played classical music while still in the womb end up being smarter. Turns out that’s not true.

Well, hold the phone.  Scientists at the University of Helsinki say that babies may recognize music that their mothers may have heard while they were still busy gestating.

Their studies indicate that babies remembered tunes (or at least reacted to them) that they heard over and over again while in the womb for up to four months after birth.  The test song was “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” but some of the tykes also reacted to the theme song from mom’s favourite soap opera.

With child? What are you listening to?

Read the research at The Daily Mail.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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