How old do you think a fetus has to be before he or she can respond to music using
facial expressions? If you said 16 weeks old, you are correct!
The Royal Society of medicine journals has published findings in the article that you’re about to read showing that
babies can hear and respond to music as early as 16 weeks old.
Imagine the implications of these findings. It is very easy to become misinformed when it comes to thinking about
babies in the womb. It is normal these days for one to hide behind terminology like “fetal tissue.”
“Our findings suggest that normal pathways participating in the auditory motor system are developed as early as
gestational week 16.”