Swiss researchers have recently concluded that a soothing flute will likely help develop the brain for premature babies. This could be the lifeline for the current situation in the United Kingdom and Switzerland when the preterm birth rate reaches nearly 1%, including pregnancies of only 32 weeks. Thanks to new health care technology and advanced health, the ability to survive premature birth is increasingly improved, but the problem is worth mentioning here is the brain development of babies after preterm birth.
Experts said that the fetal brain in the womb will be greatly influenced by the surrounding environment, including the mental state of the pregnant mother. The noisy and stressful environment has the most influence on the fetal brain, which can easily become the premise for future neurological symptoms.
This problem however may have the answer.
A team of experts from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy (HUG) are currently working on a new idea to use soothing music as a cure for infants. Composer Andreas Vollenweider was very supportive of this idea and began to explore writing with the goal of creating the most appropriate music for children. He experimented with playing a variety of instruments to assess which babies liked the most, and there was always a nurse ready to help when needed.
Lara Lordier, a researcher at UNIGE University and HUG, said: "The tune that draws the most attention is the pungi, which is often used to lure snakes. The fussy babies immediately stop crying and calm down. listen to music. " Vollenweider immediately composed three songs using pungi, harp and bell to be changed for the baby to hear. Researchers also use FMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology to monitor and find that children who hear these tunes have more developed brain function than newborns who do not. listening to music.
The first research results published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) show that children's brain activity is listening to music more powerful, helping to enhance cognitive function and about arrange information to improve their ability to learn, cognitive and other behavioral manifestations.
The first child of the current research program is 6 years old. This is the age at which neurological deficiencies will show most clearly, thereby helping researchers evaluate the effectiveness of this method.