Discover the fetuses’ reaction whith some musics

Following the study using Bach’s music for flute, Institut Marquès is continuing research with other types of music and sounds, with results that vary widely.

At this moment we are analysing the response by the percentage of fetuses that move their mouth and tongue, and those who specifically stick out their tongue in response to each type of music.

We have tried many different types of music throughout the study, updating the results weekly, and we continue to look into which rhythms and melodies are the most stimulating and why.

Universal Music has been collaborating with our research group in R&D&I, and has permitted us to use their files. In connection with this, the company’s collaborators have suggested sounds and segmented the fragments from which we have obtained more results in order to analyse the specific characteristics of these melodies.

In this graph you can see some of the results and listen to the fragment of music:

Comparative table on response of the fetus to music

TITLE AND AUTHORMOUTH TONGUE MOVEMENT
bocalengua
TONGUE PROTRUSIO
protusionlengua
MOZART
music
Serenata K525, Mozart91%73%
VILLANCICO
music
Campana sobre campana91%30%
QUEEN
music
Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen90%40%
MIGUEL POVEDA
music
Embrujao por tu querer90%20%
FLAUTA BACH
music
Solo BWV1030, Bach87%47%
VILLAGE PEOPLE
music
Y.M.C.A90%10%
PROKOFIEV
music
Pedro y Lobo Op.6788%10%
TRADICIONAL JAP
music
Kizuna84%46%
MANTRA
music
82%9%
PIANO MOZART
music
Sonata K448, Mozart80%20%
TAMBORES
music
Música ancestral africana78%11%
EMILIANO TOSSO
music
Maternita75%35%
BEETHOVEN
music
Sinfonia nº9 Himno de la Alegría72%27%
OZONE
music
Dragostea Din Tei70%20%
STRAUSS
music
Marcha Radetzky, Strauss70%10%
RICHARD CLAYDERMAN
music
Adeline60%30%
ADELE (A Capella)
music
Someone like you, Adele60%20%
ARPA
music
Fiesta Criolla, Carlos Santana60%10%
BEE GEES
music
Too much haven59%0%
RANCHERAS
music
Vicente Fernandez, El Rey55%5%
CANCIÓN CUNA
music
54%8%
HAVANERES
music
Gavina voladora, Marina Rossell50%17%
GUITARRA
music
Concierto de Aranjuez, Joaquín Rodrigo50%10%
SHAKIRA
music
Waka waka50%8%
VIVALDI
music
Concierto RV356, Vivaldi50%20%
GREGORIANO
music
Santo Domingo de Silos50%6%
MICKEY MOUSE’S VOICE
music
76%17%
HUMAN VOICE 60%0%

 

The fetus reacts differently depending on the fragment of music Mozart’s Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major, K 525, “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” elicits mouth-tongue movement in 91% of fetuses, and tongue protrusion in 73% of fetuses after month 6. However, Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K 448,results in a lower response (80% and 20% respectively).