Published On: Wed, May 18th, 2016

Mother’s voice engage the child’s brain

Adorable mother reading a book to little baby

Adorable mother reading a book to little baby

The researchers of the new research study have revealed that the mother’s voice can lighten up and connect the child’s brain far over the voices of women they do not know.

The results illustrated that the brain part that reacts much powerfully to the mother’s voice expand beyond areas of hearing. It involved areas of emotion and incentive processing, social functions, the discovery of what is personally related and face recognition.

Moreover, the power of links amid the brain parts triggered by the voice of owns mother anticipated the child’s social communication capabilities.

Daniel Abrams, who is the lead researcher of the study from Stanford University in the US, stated that “Many of our social, language and emotional processes are learned by listening to our mom’s voice,” Daniel Abrams further added “But surprisingly little is known about how the brain organizes itself around this very important sound source. We didn’t realize that a mother’s voice would have such quick access to so many different brain systems,”

Vinod Menon, professor at Stanford University, stated that “We wanted to know — is it just auditory and voice-selective areas that respond differently, or is it more broadly in terms of engagement, emotional reactivity, and detection of salient stimuli,”

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To conduct the research study, which is cited in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team evaluated 24 children aged seven to 12. None had any developmental disorders and were grown by their biological mothers.

Every child’s mother was accounted stating three nonsense words and two other women were also accounted stating the three nonsense words. The children’s brains were then scanned employing MRIs.

The findings disclosed that the kids could recognize their own mothers with 97 percent correctness, even subsequent to listening to recordings below one-second long.

Menon further continued as “The study can be an important new template for investigating social communication deficits in children with disorders such as autism,”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.