To stream music vaginally, most babies react with mouth and tongue movements. Amazing images of babies vocalizing are obtained.
Why babies react this way?
Music actives language and communication stimulation centres, inducing a response of vocal movements. Babies learn to talk sticking out their tongues.
With Babypod, babies begin to vocalize from the womb.
The response is different for each baby. The same baby has different responses each time the music is played.
The myth about talking to the baby through the mother's belly is a thing of the past
Our studies about music during embryonic and foetal development have led to numerous international awards for us. Among them, the Ig Nobel Prize for Medicine, an award that last September Dr. Marisa López-Teijón (the Director of Institut Marquès) and Dr. Àlex Garcia-Faura (Scientific Director of IM) received at Harvard University. The objective of the Ig Nobel is for prestigious scientists from all over the world to present their research to the public in a fun and entertaining way. The organization has chosen the researchers from Institut Marquès to present their work at the Ig Nobel Tour, with conferences in Sweden (Karolinska Institute and Stokholm University) and Denmark (Aarhus University and Technical University of Denmark).
IG Nobel Obstetrics Prize 2017
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The Ig Nobel Prizes are organized by the magazine Annals of Improbable Research, the Harvard-Radcliffe Society of Physics Students and the Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Association.