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Maternal depression and infant birth measures relate to how neonates respond to music.
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PMID:  22982264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Two-week-old full-term newborns (26 born to depressed mothers and 26 born to non-depressed mothers) were videotaped for three 2-min intervals during: (1) a baseline silent period, (2) the playing of a musical lullaby and, (3) the lullaby with vocals added. More maternal depression symptoms were associated with more obstetric complications and newborns spending less time awake during the two music intervals. When the lullaby was played, infants born to mothers with more obstetric complications cried more and made more facial expressions. Infants who made more facial expressions at baseline spent more time awake during the musical lullaby with vocals but showed more distress, whereas fewer facial expressions indicated greater attention. Greater birthweight was related to sleeping longer during baseline, but spending more time awake and making fewer facial expressions during the musical lullaby without voice. The findings are discussed in terms of potential factors that may relate to infant music preferences in the very early weeks of human development.
Maria Hernandez-Reif; Mark Maluga; Tiffany Field
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infant behavior & development     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1934-8800     ISO Abbreviation:  Infant Behav Dev     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806016     Medline TA:  Infant Behav Dev     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  655-661     Citation Subset:  -    
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