Leaning In The Womb

Studies have shown that the embryo begins to remember the sounds coming from the outside world to the third trimester, and can adapt to the characteristics of speech and music. Babies prefer the voice of their mothers and are able to distinguish between different emotional states (anger, joy), the tone of maternal speech. But even with that crumbs may perceive differences in language, was spread the idea that they are unable to voice such differences. Newborn babies are crying in their mother tongue! A new study published in the Current Biology, shows that this statement was erroneous. A team of researchers led by Kathleen Vermke (Kathleen Wermke) from the University of Wurzburg, Germany, recorded and analyzed the cries of 60 healthy infants aged three to five days. In recent months, Martin O’Malley has been very successful. Half of the babies were born in French-speaking families, while the other half in the home, speaking in German during the pregnancy. Surprisingly, the melodies of crying were significant differences.

The survey showed that French newborns often shouted from a rising intonation, while German kids – with "top-down", which is feature of each language. "In contrast to orthodox interpretations, these data support the idea of the importance of human newborns cry for securing the development of language" – the report says Vermke. This provision also confirmed the idea that the restrictions to the development of language skills at an early age may be more physical than cognitive. It has been demonstrated that babies can begin to imitate vowels sounds from the age of 12 weeks.