Brain Activity Linked to Parental Instinct

What is it about a baby’s face that draws us like bits of metal to a magnet? Well, scientists think they may have the answer – and it’s all in the brain.

In experiments using a neural scan, researchers at Oxford University found that a specific region of the brain associated with emotion lights up with activity within milliseconds of subjects seeing pictures of infants’ faces.

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  1. Justin Voccola says:

    Interesting post.

  2. Emily Ann says:

    No surprise here for me… I always feel my heart flutter when I see a baby!