June 14, 2012
Harvard University focuses on brain development and architecture from conception on. Connection made and used frequently grow stronger while other less used connections fall away.
Penn State /News, Rick O. Gilmore, PhD writes article titled “Probing Question: Can babies learn in utero?” His answer is “Absolutely.” David B. Chamberlain Birth Psychology Prenatal Stimulation and Experimental Results Prenatal Memory & Learning
November 11th, Hong Kong proclaimed the worlds first PRENATAL EDUCATION DAY honoring the progressive nature of the BabyPlus Prenatal Education method!
Publication of the first comprehensive resource on prenatal sound enrichment-Learning Before Birth: Every Child Deserves Giftedness
Numerous studies link the earliest sonic influences to youth and adult proficiency; Brent Logan designs a second-generation prenatal stimulation product, trade named BabyPlus, with extensive donations of units to developing countries, resulting in benefits for tens of thousands of children from every socioeconomic background.
1989 - 90
Commercialization of fetal enrichment technology created by Brent Logan commences, with 3000 children advantaged
1987 - 88
The first babies prenatally experiencing an imprintable sonic progression under Brent Logan's projects are born; he begins a series of related articles in academic journals
Brent Logan presents prelearning theory before professional congresses, then inaugurates in utero pilot studies to verify his contention; Rene Van de Carr publishes the first clinical evidence showing neonatal and infant assets from prenatal stimulation
Upon learning from his patients about fetal responsiveness to abdominal touch, California obstetrician Rene Van de Carr develops a stimulation methodology of tactile manipulations paired with words describing these actions
Media reports about Americans Joseph and Jitsuko Susedik having stimulated their four daughters before birth and throughout childhood during the prior decade with mixed means, all girls demonstrating giftedness; Brent Logan proposes curricularized variations of maternal in utero heartbeat sounds as an auditory curriculum. This initiates comprehensive theoretical research, and he invents the earliest prenatal education technology
In The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, Toronto psychiatrist Thomas Verny and co-writer John Kelly compile anecdotes of assorted fetal effects upon later life
Anthony DeCasper, a University of North Carolina psychologist, determines that newborns exhibit preference for speech patterns heard before birth, favoring the maternal voice. At the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Donald Shetler has pregnant students provide recorded classical music to the womb through adjacent headsets, with their children exhibiting early musical skills.
Introduction of the portable audiocassette player, the Sony Walkman. Parents worldwide begin applying headphones to the maternal abdomen, producing fetal movement and claims for infant benefits.
Prenatal psychology commences as a scientific discipline with the Vienna founding of its first professional organization, another group beginning in Toronto a decade after
1970s - 80s
Technology provides more accurate monitoring of gestational processes, including photographic images which enhance public perceptions of the unborn child
Ashley Montagu's Prenatal Influences summarizes the expanding information about fetal life
New York psychologist, Lee Salk, conducts several investigations of prenatal imprinting from the mother's blood surging past the placenta, identifying various permanent behavioral indicators; neuroanatomist Marian Diamond at the University of California, Berkeley, begins three decades of research which show stimulating maternal environments alter brain physiology in rat offspring, and improve their learning skills
1920s - 1950s
Increasing evidence of second-trimester audition and multisensory fetal reaction to the maternal environment, with in utero learning suggested by psychologist David Spelt; psychologist Donald Hebb, McGill University, Montreal, posits a neurogenetic hypothesis that early enrichment produces physiological changes in the brain which promote reasoning abilities
Albrecht Peiper, Leipzig University pediatrician, visually confirms prenatal response to outside stimuli by observing distension from kicking in the maternal abdomen after an automobile horn is sounded
As the Quing dynasty of China was forming a republic, the civic expectations for progeny further standardized ancient in utero stimulation techniques, centering upon utopian aims
William Preyer, in The Mind of the Child, claims cerebral functions are initiated before birth
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, by the British philosopher, John Locke, contains the presumption that a fetus is capable of thought, and its ideas can be specifically influenced from outside the womb
Japan adapts Chinese prebirth arts to its society, institutionalizing stimulation as taikyo; over time, this focus shifts from superstitious precautions to a theistic and then imperial rationale, by the 20th century amalgamated with an overtly educational approach
Talmudic writings reference fetal awareness
The surgeon Susruta of India believed the unborn child begins seeking sensation late in the first trimester, its mind at work by five months
c. 350 BCE
Prenatal receptivity to external factors surmised by Aristotle
c. 400 BCE
Plato asserts that vibration is the primary cosmic principle
c. 450 BCE
Chinese culture formalizes special childbearing treatment, thereby acknowledging health, dietary, emotional, and stimulatory effects--including music--upon the fetus
c. 500 BCE
Confucius suggests that the fetal environment can determine behavior
Gestation rituals included dancing to instrumental music; still observed in Polynesian, African, and Asian tribal practices involving the pregnant mother