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November 13, 2008

Baby Music Critics

While Beethoven probably didn't compose his Ninth Symphony for 5-month-old infants, his most famous and uplifting piece caught their young ears as part of an interesting new study. Anne Pick, a University of Minnesota child development professor, and her colleagues determined that remarkably the developing brains of infants can determine the difference between "happy" and "sad" music.

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