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 AUTHOR MOUTH TONGUE MOVEMENT
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TONGUE PROTRUSIO
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MOZART
music
Serenata K525, Mozart 91% 73%
CORAL
music
Campana sobre campana 91% 30%
QUEEN
music
Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen 90% 40%
MIGUEL POVEDA
music
Embrujao por tu querer 90% 20%
BACH FLUTE
music
 BWV1030, Bach 87% 47%
VILLAGE PEOPLE
music
Y.M.C.A 90% 10%
PROKOFIEV
music
Pedro y Lobo Op.67 88% 10%
TRADITIONAL JAP
music
Kizuna 84% 46%
MANTRA
music
82% 9%
PIANO MOZART
music
Sonata K448, Mozart 80% 20%
DRUMS
music
African music 78% 11%
EMILIANO TOSSO
music
Maternita 75% 35%
BEETHOVEN
music
Sinfonia nº9 Himno de la Alegría 72% 27%
OZONE
music
Dragostea Din Tei 70% 20%
STRAUSS
music
Marcha Radetzky, Strauss 70% 10%
RICHARD CLAYDERMAN
music
Adeline 60% 30%
ADELE (A Capella)
music
Someone like you, Adele 60% 20%
HARP
music
Fiesta Criolla, Carlos Santana 60% 10%
BEE GEES
music
Too much haven 59% 0%
RANCHERAS
music
Vicente Fernandez, El Rey 55% 5%
LULLABY
music
54% 8%
HAVANERES
music
Gavina voladora, Marina Rossell 50% 17%
GUITAR
music
Aranjuez concert, Joaquín Rodrigo 50% 10%
SHAKIRA
music
Waka waka 50% 8%
VIVALDI
music
Concierto RV356, Vivaldi 50% 20%
GREGORIANO
music
Santo Domingo de Silos 50% 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).