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Music Hath Charms, Even for Infants

It's the universal language

(HealthDayNews) -- Music is the universal language -- apparently, even among infants too young to have any language.

The Center for Music Research at Florida State University conducted a study in which they played Brahms' "Lullaby" to premature infants. The music was only played for 15 to 30 minutes two or three times a week, but even that small exposure was enough to help the infants develop faster.

As reported in the journal Pediatric Nursing, both baby girls and boys who heard the music gained weight faster than another group that didn't hear the music. And the baby girls who heard the lullaby were able to leave the hospital faster than those who had no musical stimulation.

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