Fetal Soap Addiction

June 1988: Australian researcher Peter Hepper reported in the medical journal The Lancet that fetuses often appeared to learn to recognize the theme tune of their mother's favorite soap opera. As a newborn baby, hearing this tune would then calm them down.

He tested this hypothesis by playing the theme tune of the Australian soap "Neighbours" to a group of newborns whose mothers watched the show. Upon hearing it, he reported, six of the seven babies promptly adopted a "quiet alert state."

The Lancet - June 11, 1988

Des Moines Register - June 29, 1988

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Jun 07, 2016
     Category: Science | Experiments | Television | 1980s

More useless knowledge acquired in mankind's march to understanding the Universe.
Posted by KDP on 06/07/16 at 02:53 PM
Its long been known that newborns respond to voices and music heard while in utero. Finding positive associations are made as well is not that surprising. It is more or less a variation on Pavlov's dog. My daughter turned towards her daddy's voice right after birth, surprised the hell out of the nurse recording the baby's Apgar score. Hubby spoke to baby through my tummy for 9 months. I think she listened more then than in her teenage years. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/07/16 at 03:49 PM
I have a Fetal Spoon addiction.
Posted by Greg on 06/08/16 at 02:25 PM
Fetal Soap Addiction, with their hit single Bullet-Proof Bible, is playing a venue outside a grain elevator in Eleva, WI, June 10th through the 15th. Kids in booster-seats get in free!
Posted by Greg on 06/08/16 at 02:27 PM
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