Perception of Sound, Rhythm and Speech from Pre-Natal to Post-Natal Life



The aim of this chapter is to present recent research, carried by ourselves and others, on the development of capacities for language acquisition during prenatal and postnatal life. Finding out which sounds reach the foetus and newborn first and most frequently and discovering how these stimuli influence their sensitivities and abilities can lead to a better understanding of the latter. Moreover, we can gain insights into the processes underlying these capacities and the ways in which they constitute the basis of early cognitive processes.


Speech Perception Mother Tongue Acoustic Stimulus Postnatal Life Cardiac Response 
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