Can classical music develop baby's intelligence?

@dian21 (606)
Philippines
June 18, 2010 1:49am CST
They say that if you're pregnant and you're always listening to classical music, your baby will be intelligent when it comes out already. That's what I did when I was pregnant last year. My baby is still very little and I cannot gauge yet the correlation of classical music to her intelligence. Or if she is, should it be attributed to listening to classical music?
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@Alan70pct (173)
• China
18 Jun 10
Although Im now a student,I've heard several times that classical music is helpful in developing children's intelligence.And in the future after i get married,I will also let my child enjoy the beauty of music.Even if it's of no help in intelligence,I think a person with a good taste of music will also be attractive.
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@dian21 (606)
• Philippines
18 Jun 10
you're right alan. Even when I was young, I am attracted already to classical music, not because of its relation to intelligence but it really relaxing to listen to.
• China
19 Jun 10
Yes,so...music of which article do u love?
@topffer (36396)
• Djibouti, Djibouti
18 Jun 10
I read that it was not proven. However, if your baby does not like classical music like you in the future, I think that to be educated with this cultural background can favor her intelligence by curiosity and research of understanding.
@dian21 (606)
• Philippines
18 Jun 10
your right topffer. she should also be educted with other things through her curiosity. But so far, she also enjoys listening to classical music like me. And she consistently listen to it as her night lullaby to have a good sleep.
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@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
18 Jun 10
That is what we have discussed in our class about the development of the baby including his/her brain. There are lots experiment first experiment they used the rat and they let the rat listen to some classical music at least 8 hours a day for 15 days and the other rat who where not able to listen to classical music. After the experimental period when they open the head of the rat and when they look at the brain. The rat that keeps on listening to classical music the nerves really connects very well with proper functioning unlike the rat that did not have the chance to listen to classic music the brain never is tangled and really not connecting properly. Experts says that because of the classic music gives a pleasant feeling that is why the nerve connects well.
@dian21 (606)
• Philippines
18 Jun 10
Oh, that's really scientifically explained. Therefore in that case, whenever we have pleasant feelings because of something even if it's not because of classical music, our nerves connect well?
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
19 Jun 10
Yes, I think there is truth to that, because it is a very old theory already, so it has been tested several times, and the results are always the same: that it does have an impact on the baby. And I think most people like classical music anyway, so what is the harm in listening to it when you are pregnant? It is worth a try!