What does a baby in utero sense of the outside world?
My own personal opinion is that the babies senses are almost all inactive, apart from the activity that is ongoing, in preperation for birth.Loren Booda said:What does a baby in utero sense of the outside world?
Here are Four babies that all went through the same experience, and thus share common goals, read on here:http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=310Loren Booda said:What does a baby in utero sense of the outside world?
Liquid is actually a very good medium for transmitting sound, much better than air in fact. hypatia's link speaks to that.Spin_Network said:It is my belief that the volume of liquid that is the babies environment, acts as a "sound-vibrational" medium, that shields the babies actual sensory organs, and actually invokes sensory suspension, until the womb is 'flushed' by the mother.
As far as a tunnel, anatomically this doesn't seem possible. The birth canal is very restricted in size and there would be no direct path for light to travel from the the external world to the fetus. Even as it progresses toward birth it is so compressed in the canal that even if it had it's eye open (doubtful), it would not be able to see anything anyway. This by no means is an attmept to downplay the huge amount of fetal stimulation/reaction that takes place during birth. I'm simply trying to show that sensory systems are in plae and funtioning well before this event (see below).Spin_Network said:Crudelly expressed, the liquid medium is expelled by the mother, which then triggers the babies sensory organs to "kick-in" and recieve a vast amount of information, primarally the Brain is "aware" of a dark chamber "womb"..with a tunnel of light "external to the womb opening"..and the passage of the baby out from, Liquid to Gas, impregnate's within the mind senses, this event.
My guitar teacher Carrie (from Indiana) would agree with you. When she was pregnant with her daughter Amelia, she'd smile and point out that her baby was very active as she played guitar and sang. Perhaps her daughter's musical inclinations began at that time.hypatia said:Intonation patterns of pitch, stress, and rhythm, as well as music, reach the fetus without significant distortion. A mother's voice is particularly powerful because it is transmitted to the womb through her own body reaching the fetus in a stronger form than outside sounds.