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Rhyme time for fetuses

Mother and father reading to unborn baby.

Research on early developmental exposure to sound suggests babies begin to acquire knowledge in the womb by their 34th week in utero, three weeks earlier than previous research had shown.

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Mozart, Beethoven or even Shakespeare--pregnant mothers have been known to expose their babies to many forms of auditory stimulation. But according to researchers at UF, beyond recognizing their mother's voice, unborn babies are able to learn and remember.

Credit: University of Florida