Fetus refers to the unborn infant. Generally, refers to infants between 8 weeks of gestational age until birth. See embryo .
In psychology, the term "fetus" refers to an unborn baby in the prenatal stage of development. A fetus is typically considered to be a developing human being from the time of conception until it is born.
There is limited research on the psychological development of fetuses, as they are not capable of experiencing or expressing psychological states in the same way that infants, children, or adults can. However, there is some evidence to suggest that fetuses may be capable of learning and responding to stimuli in their environment.
Here are some examples of psychological research on fetuses:
Some research suggests that fetuses may be able to learn and remember simple patterns or rhythms, such as melodies played repeatedly to them in utero.