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Fetal memory


Scientists find evidence of short-term memory in babies who are still in the womb!

The research from the Netherlands shows fetuses at 30 weeks gestation have a short-term memory of about ten minutes.

Researchers discovered this by examining how fetuses responded to repeated stimulation of sounds and vibration.

After a while, the fetuses got used to the stimulus, and didn't react as strongly when the process was repeated 10 minutes later.

Researchers also found 34-week-old fetuses could store information and remember it a month later.

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