Fetal auditory learning becomes possible soon after the onset of hearing, in humans by the 27 weeks gestational age, when external auditory input starts to reorganize the auditory cortex.
“…Some of the most important learning we ever do happens before we’re born, while we’re still in the womb.” -Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins.
Parents are now delighted to be able to clearly see their preborn child through 4D ultrasound! The grumpy pout and sweet smile are every bit as adorable in the womb as in a precious newborn!
Around 33 weeks the fetus begins using its lungs to practice breathing. Air pocket cells begin forming around 32 weeks and will continue to develop for the next 8 years!