Effects of Experience on Fetal Voice Recognition

  title={Effects of Experience on Fetal Voice Recognition},
  author={B. Kisilevsky and S. M. Hains and K. Lee and Xing Xie and H. Huang and H. H. Ye and Ke Zhang and Zengping Wang},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={220 - 224}
  • B. Kisilevsky, S. M. Hains, +5 authors Zengping Wang
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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