How a mother’s love changes her child’s brain growth

Researchers have found that a mother’s nurturing love physically fosters the growth of a region in the child’s brain that is key to learning, memory and responding to stress.

In a study funded by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, the researchers found that some children had a hippocampus almost 10% larger than their peers whose mothers who didn’t show as much care. The brain’s hippocampus is important for learning, memory and coping with stress.

While almost 97% of the caregivers in the study were mothers, the researchers point out these effects would probably apply to the primary caregiver.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

SOURCE: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (January 2012)

This entry was posted in Babies/ Children, Emotional/ Psychological Health and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to How a mother’s love changes her child’s brain growth

  1. Simply wish to say your article is as astounding. The clearness
    in your post is simply cool and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work.

  2. households says:

    Grееtings! Very helpful advice within this post!
    It is the little changes whic will make the mosst siignificant changeѕ.
    Thanks a lot for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s