Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Nice post from Tom Peters this morning. Scientists have found that:

"'In the first days of their lives, French infants already cry in a different way to German babies...

In this study, the scientists compared recordings of 30 French and 30 German infants aged between two and five days old. While the French newborns more frequently produced rising crying tones, German babies cried with falling intonation.

The reason for this is presumably the differing intonation patterns in the two languages, which are already perceived in the uterus and are later reproduced.'

Or to put it in simple English: before they are even born, babies start learning from their mommies."

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