Home Health Parents News Now Babies Can Learn Music in Utero, Study Suggests Babies Can Learn Music in Utero, Study Suggests By Holly Lebowitz Rossi November 03, 2013 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print shutterstock_159965195 30611 For the study, published online last week by PLOS One, Finnish researchers divided 24 pregnant women into two groups. Five times a week, the "learning group" played a CD that included a one-minute rendition of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," which the unborn children heard an average of 170 times before birth. The control group did not hear the recording. Then the scientists did EEG tests on the children at birth and again at 4 months as they listened to the original tune and a version in which several notes were altered. The learning group had a larger response to the melody than the control group did, and the difference was still apparent at 4 months. And the amplitude of response to the changed melody correlated with the number of times the infants were exposed to the original melody in utero. Image: Pregnant woman with music, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Babies Can Learn Music in Utero, Study Suggests Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.