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Have you ever wondered what is going on in a baby’s brain? Thanks to advances in science, we are learning more about the secret life of babies.


Three- to seven-month-old infants showed more activation in a part of the brain when they heard emotionally neutral human sounds, such as coughing, sneezing, or yawning, than when they heard the familiar sounds of toys or water. That activity appeared in an area of the temporal lobe known in adults for its role in processing human vocalizations. The babies also showed greater response to sad sounds versus neutral ones in another part of the brain involved in emotion processing in adults. –Science Daily


Writing Prompt: Write a scene from a baby’s point of view.

Journaling Prompt: Write about your earliest memory.

Art Prompt: Baby

Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a funny story about one of your babies or a baby that you’ve known.

Photo Credit: Scott & Elaine van der Chijs on Flickr

3 Responses to Prompt #25: Babies Listen

  1. Cool site; I like how you offer three different kinds of prompts. Seriously, this is great. I will be sure to stop by next time I want to write but don’t have a topic in mind. 🙂

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