We’re living in stressful times, and music may be a way to help all of us cope with stress.

Plato wrote that music gives “soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination...” Now in the world of medicine, evidence shows that babies can remember music from before birth. Exposure to a particular piece of music before birth had a long-lasting effects as the babies seemed to prefer listening to that music up to 15 months after birth.

Sally Robinson is a clinical professor of pediatrics at UTMB Children’s Hospital. This column isn’t intended to replace the advice of your child’s physician.

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