12Mothers Talk To Them
When we talk to our babies it activates the part of their brain responsible for language development, unlike strangers whose voices activate the babies’ voice recognition part of the brain. This difference happens fast too. When the research team from the University of Montreal and the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research
Centre learned this, the infants they were working with had only been born 24 hours (or less) ago.
What this means is that a mother’s voice is special to their baby, and by speaking to our babies we are helping them learn language. The scans showed that a mother’s voice activates the language processing center in their brain.
A mother's voice is the first constant voice they've heard since they were even able to hear. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that mom's voice activates the baby's brain centers. Not to mention that moms are probably doing a few things at once when they hold their babies and talk to them.