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Brain Function & Mom’s Voice

Moms voice may be more important than we have ever believed.  In a neat little study from Stanford University School of Medicine, researchers found that children could recognize their mothers voice from short non-sense audio clips of less than a second, with 97% accuracy. Kids were not only engaged more by mom’s voice than strangers but the response was noted beyond just auditory areas of the brain.  MRI’s were used during the study and showed that many parts of the kids brains lit up when they heard their mom’s voice. Parts of the brain relating to emotion, reward processing, facial recognition and social function are also amplified by moms voice. Even a study of teenagers (2010), suggested that those going through stressful times were almost instantly soothed by mom’s voice.  So, maybe answer the phone next time mom calls, it might do you some good!!