what babies learn before birth


What babies learn while in the womb

February 1, 2018

Watch this fab video as Annie Murphy Paul explains at a TedGlobal event, “What we learn before we’re born”.

Some highlights quotes from Annie’s talk:

When we hold our babies for the first time, we might imagine that they’re clean slates, unmarked by life, when in fact, they’ve already been shaped by us and by the particular world we live in.


Babies cry in the accent of their mother’s native language. French babies cry on a rising note while German babies tended to have a falling melody.


After women repeatedly read aloud a section of Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat” while they were pregnant, their newborn babies recognized that passage when they hear it outside the womb.