March 26, 2012

Babies Can Respond to Our voices

In this article researchers have discovered that infants are able to respond better to sounds and voices rather than "toys or water". This is do to the increased attention in the temporal lobe. The discovery alone tweaks our understanding of infant development.  The brain in the infant cortex is much more developed in the mothers womb than researchers have previously thought.

I found this interesting because I feel it can lead to an advanced way to teach children at a younger age even while in the womb, by using sounds and songs rather than just toys. The study of the early development of babies has also proven that they respond better to human speech like their mothers voices.

12 comments:

KTress said...

To be honest, I never really thought about how a baby would learn better, but this could possibly come in handy in the future!

ChrisThor said...

Hopefully more research will show certain methods that can enhance this process even farther

enkaysaini said...

wow learning in the womb, this is amazing

acavz said...

That picture is so cute and the article is also very interesting they will probably have more information in the future on how babies can improve their learning skills.

Farah said...

This is a major breakthrough in learning!

safoora said...

wow i had no idea this was possible. hopefully newer discoveries will be made about this!

Vic said...

Its so cool how developed the brain is in such a short amount of time

chellemohasin said...

guess babies are smarter than we thought. interesting that toys are usually used to help a child learn when all we need to do is speak to them.

Gary Busey said...

I've heard that babies can hear when in the womb as well; I wonder if that has some correlation to the same section of the brain having a certain amount of development going on?

vas said...

this discovery will definitely create new teaching techniques for babies! very interesting.

Shan said...

I knew that! I feel smart. But I wonder if babies actually understand the sounds and voices or is it just a response?..

Fariha said...

Really cool! I've actually seen people play learning tapes while babies sleep, i guess that actually works