Posted on Nov 06, 2009 | Comments 0
A new study found that newborn babies cry in the melody of their parents’ language.
Researchers discovered that babies cry in their native language by the second day of life after recording the cries of 60 babies born to German or French parents.
According to the study, German babies started their cries intensely and dropped off at the end- much like the emphasis their German parents put in a sentence. French babies ended their cries with a lilt at the end typically heard in French.
Experts say that the discovery is not about newborns recognizing their native language, but they have the ability to use what they heard in the womb.
Source: ABC News
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