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Publication Detail
Infant learning: music and the baby brain.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Journal Article
  • Authors:
    Stewart L, Walsh V
  • Publication date:
    08/11/2005
  • Pagination:
    R882, R884
  • Journal:
    Curr Biol
  • Volume:
    15
  • Issue:
    21
  • Status:
    Published
  • Country:
    England
  • Print ISSN:
    0960-9822
  • PII:
    S0960-9822(05)01219-4
  • Language:
    eng
  • Keywords:
    Acoustic Stimulation, Age Factors, Auditory Perception, Brain, Cultural Characteristics, Discrimination Learning, Humans, Infant, Music, Social Environment
Abstract
When it comes to listening to music, infants literally have a more open mind than their parents. Studies which investigate listening behaviour of babies and adults have shown that, as we learn to discriminate the musical sounds in our own environment, we become less sensitive to those of other cultures.
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