Singing Calms Babies More than Talking
Babies played even unfamiliar songs stay calmer than if they're spoken to.
The results surprised Dr. Sandra Trehub, a Professor Emeritus in The Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Babies listened to the music for nine minutes before they became unsettled or started to cry. In comparison, they listened to both spoken word versions for just under four minutes.
The results provide new insight into the evolution of music in human psychology.