Crying babies push same ‘buttons’ in mothers’ brains

Crying babies push the same ‘buttons’ in their mothers’ brains no matter what their culture, a new study suggests.

The research found that mothers in 11 countries tend to react the same way to their bawling child - by picking up and talking to the baby - and that the way mothers respond seems to be programmed into their brain circuits.

An author of the study said he hopes the results will spur others to study brain responses in women who mistreat their children. Crying is a common trigger for abuse, said Marc Bornstein of the government’s National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Maryland. The new results were released Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...Read more


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