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19 October 2015, 15:26
New scientific research and video footage suggests that playing music to babies in the womb causes them to react physically.
The research, conducted by the Instituto Marques in Barcelona, claims that foetuses in the womb can appear to dance and sing when they can hear music.
The leader of the research team, Dr Marisa Lopez-Teijon, said that the foetuses looked “as if they were trying to speak or sing”.
Lopez-Teijon told the Daily Mail: “the further on the mother is in the pregnancy, the more striking the facial movements. We are aware of and recognise the importance of talking to babies from the moment they are born to promote neurological stimulation.”
This amazing video shows the sorts of movements the research project has been monitoring. It shows a baby in the womb reacting to Mozart’s ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’.