A developmental psychologist at the University of London, Caspar Addyman, and his colleagues — including singer Imogen Heap — have created the first song engineered specifically to make your baby laugh.
This team worked with a few requirements:
- The song needed “musical devices like drum rolls, key changes and rising pitch glides to provide opportunities for anticipation and surprise.”
- It needed a fairly fast pace since a baby’s heart rate is quicker than an adult’s
- It needed to be recorded by a female vocalist, as babies tend to prefer women’s voices.
- It also had to be recorded in the presence of a baby, as research and real-life experiences show our voices naturally change when talking to an infant.