Music during pregnancy improves the functioning of the neurons of unborn children

(ORDO NEWS) — One recent study by scientists from the University of Barcelona, ​​the University of California Institute of Neuroscience and the Research Institute of São Joan de Déu found that music during pregnancy can increase the reliability of the coding of speech neurons in newborn babies.

The study is based on a comparison of encephalogram (EEG) records of newborns aged 12 to 72 hours.

Of the 60 healthy newborns that were studied, 29 infants listened to music daily during the prenatal period and 31 were not exposed to music.

The recordings were analyzed for the presence of two different speech stimuli: the first stimulus is related to music, and the second is reproduced by the mother’s voice.

The researchers concluded that daily listening to music during the last trimester of pregnancy was associated with more reliable coding of speech stimuli in newborns.

This means that such infants can more easily process sound information and acquire language at an earlier age.

However, exposure to music during pregnancy does not affect the rate of neural transmission.

Instead, the musical signal reaches the auditory system via low-frequency rhythmic components that train it to organize neural plasticity.

This effect could possibly be used as a biomarker to identify the risk of speech impairment.

The study also showed that a music intervention program may be useful for brain-impaired children to help them process sound information and develop their language skills.

This discovery could have important implications for the future education and health of young children.

Early stimulation with music and speech can help them develop and learn, especially for those children who are at risk of speech disorders.


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