“My kid tapped back at my tummy from the inside when I tapped on the bump. The rhythmic exchange of taps went on for a while, every day, all through my pregnancy. It told me that this little one would have an ear for music and a limb for rhythm. As she was born and went on to grow into a beautiful young lady, this prophecy came true. Today, she practices music as her profession.” An old German artist narrated her personal experience while I was pregnant, recommending me to sing to my unborn baby. I could have ignored her advice, only to face disappointment.
It works. Learning in the womb happens.
Myth breaker: Change Your Mindset
While I back my statement with scientific evidence, let me tell you a story.
“A man with faith in God used to pray to the Lord every single day. He believed that miracles and angels exist. People around him believed that he was the child of God and possessed special healing powers. So, out of faith, the citizens used to take the deceased and the impoverished to him. With just his touch, many people were relieved of their ailments, both physical and mental. However, one day his son was struck by leprosy. He was devastated and prayed to God. His close friend came to him and advised the healer to use his powers to heal his own son. The healer did not believe that the miracle would work for his son. His son suffered and died.”
Probably the miracle would have worked for his son too.
Moral of the story: When miracles happen in someone else’s life, you believe it. But, how about if it happens in your life. You stop believing that a miracle could work for you.
Miracles happen to you, but do you believe in them?
Patricia Kuhl, a neuroscientist at the University of Washington in Seattle, combined with her previous work, says, the results of Partanen and colleagues suggest “that language learning begins in the womb.” Here is what they did.
Partesan’s team gave expectant women a recording to play several times a week during their last few months of pregnancy, which included a made-up word, “tatata,” repeated many times and interspersed with music. Sometimes the middle syllable varied, with a different pitch or vowel sound. By the time the babies were born, they had heard the made-up word, on average, more than 25,000 times. And when they were tested after birth, these infants’ brains recognized the word and its variations, while infants in a control group did not.
Here is another evidence available in this video that shows that a child responds to music that is accustomed through its environment. This couple has been singing and signing the popular children song, ‘When you are happy and you know it, Clap your hands’. During an ultrasonic session, they see that the child responds to their song by making movements of its hands. As much as the radiologist, the parents were also amazed to see their 14-week unborn child make these gestures in the womb.
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