A Melodic Contour Repeatedly Experienced by Human Near-Term Fetuses Elicits a Profound Cardiac Reaction One Month after Birth

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Carolyn Granier-Deferre; Sophie Bassereau; Aurélie Ribeiro; Anne-Yvonne Jacquet; Anthony J Decasper;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 6, issue 2 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017304, pmc: PMC3044162
  • Subject: Sensory Perception | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Research Article | Biology | Developmental Biology | Neuroscience | Medicine | Q | R | Learning and Memory | Psychology | Science | Developmental Neuroscience | Behavioral Neuroscience | Sensory Systems | Cognitive Neuroscience | Neurophysiology

BACKGROUND:Human hearing develops progressively during the last trimester of gestation. Near-term fetuses can discriminate acoustic features, such as frequencies and spectra, and process complex auditory streams. Fetal and neonatal studies show that they can remember fr... View more
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