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Saturday, February 03, 2007

The Infant Brain

Did you know that the infant brain can be affected before birth by playing classical music and singing to the unborn child? It's true. The brain is the only organ that can actually be positively affected during pregnancy. The other organs, lungs, stomachs, hearts, ovaries, etc., are pretty much on a genetically pre-determined path and there's little you can do in a positive way to affect the. Research indicates that when the developing fetus hears highly organized music or when the mother sings to him, more neural connections are created in the brain which creates a greater, more complex neural infrastructure. Once baby is born, you have to maintain that rich neural infrastructure with lots of interaction. If you're pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, start learning your songs and buying your CD's. Let me know if I can help!

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