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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

GROW BABY BRAINS WITH SOOTHING MUSIC


Doctors at the University of Alberta in Canada recently confirmed something that anyone with half a brain already knows: Music soothes the savage beast.

Specifically, they explained that playing comforting lullabies and even Mozart to premature babies during painful medical procedures results in faster recoveries and shorter hospital stays.

The Alberta team is not the first to realize, or scientifically confirm, that music has the power to heal or even harm. (Ask subjects of musical torture about that when you get a chance.) For my part, I’ve been playing music for my 2-year-old daughter since she was born, and her mother has been singing to her since she was in the womb. Here’s a sampling of music we think makes for some serious baby-soothing.

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