Effects of Experience on Fetal Voice Recognition

@article{Kisilevsky2003EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of Experience on Fetal Voice Recognition},
  author={Barbara S. Kisilevsky and Sylvia M. J. Hains and Kang Lee and Xing Xie and Hefeng Huang and H-H Ye and Ke Zhang and Zengping Wang},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={220 - 224}
}
The ability of human fetuses to recognize their own mother's voice was examined. Sixty term fetuses were assigned to one of two conditions during which they were exposed to a tape recording of their mother or a female stranger reading a passage. Voice stimuli were delivered through a loudspeaker held approximately 10 cm above the maternal abdomen and played at an average of 95 dB SPL. Each condition consisted of three 2-min periods: no stimulus, voice (mother or stranger), and no stimulus… Expand
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