Scientific Evidence Confirms Music Helps Preterm Infants BrainsSWI, the Swiss Information channel, reported that there is scientific evidence that music helps nurture brain development in premature infants. Swiss neuroscientists reported documenting positive effects of specially composed and performed music on developing neural networks of premature babies. The musical selection provided a soothing background of bells, harp, and Indian punji (charming snake flute). Infants in the music exposure group listened to music five times per week. Medical imaging reveals that the neural network of premature babies who have listened to specially composed music strengthens the development of their brain.