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Research Article: Effects of experience on fetal voice recognition

Author: Barbara S KisilevskySylvia M J HainsKang LeeXing XieHefeng HuangAll authors
Publisher: Sage Publications
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Psychological Science, 14, no. 3 (2003): 220-224

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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara S Kisilevsky; Sylvia M J Hains; Kang Lee; Xing Xie; Hefeng Huang; Hai Hui Ye; Ke Zhang; Zengping Wang
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 438087527


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    schema:description "Abstract - 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. Fetal heart rate increased in response to the mother's voice and decreased in response to the stranger's; both responses were sustained for 4 min. The finding of differential behavior in response to a familiar versus a novel voice provides evidence that experience influences fetal voice processing. It supports an epigenetic model of speech perception, presuming an interaction between genetic expression of neural development and species-specific experience." ;
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