Should we have concerts for babies?
According to a new study, the answer may be yes.
Researchers at the University of Toronto found that babies enjoy live music just as much as grown-ups and that they respond to the different aspects of the performance, including interactions with performers and the social experience of being part of a crowd.
The study compared reactions from 120 infants who watched a children’s opera—61 of them in person and 59 over Zoom, with a meticulously broadcast version that was shown at the same size, distance, and volume as the live version.
The study found that the babies at the live performance were significantly more engaged than those watching at home.
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