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Thread #169180   Message #4088534
Posted By: leeneia
17-Jan-21 - 11:56 PM
Thread Name: the effects of lullabies
Subject: the effects of lullabies
I've got a magazine article right here (The Week, Nov. 20, 2020) which says that UCLA did a study where 144 babies were monitored as they listened to lullabies from cultures not their own.

"Whether the youngsters heard a Hopi lullaby sung by a man or a soothing tune that the Ona people of Patagonia use to calm babies, the effect was the same:

slower heart rate
smaller pupils
electrical activity in skin declined
in other words, they chilled out.
I find this interesting, but it's getting late. Discuss.