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Study: Babies have rhythm from birth

January 28, 2009 8:43:12 AM PST
Newly published research shows babies have rhythm when they are born, and they can detect when that rhythm is off.Dutch researchers played rock music for newborns and monitored their brain activity.

That activity indicated the babies were attuned to the regular rhythm of rock. When the music missed a downbeat, the brain activity showed the babies were expecting it.

The implication is that babies use the rhythm of a language to learn how to talk.


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