Sound of Mom’s Voice Boosts Brain Growth in Premature Babies

Infants born prematurely are more than twice as likely to have difficulty hearing and processing words than those carried to full-term, likely because brain regions that process sounds aren’t sufficiently developed at the time of delivery. Now, an unusual study with 40 preemies suggests that recreating a womblike environment with recordings of a mother's heartbeat and voice could potentially correct these deficits.

Read more at http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/02/sound-mom-s-voice-boosts-brain-growth-premature-babies.