Possible evidence for a universal caregiving instinct: Researchers from Center for Music in the Brain publish in Cerebral Cortex

Christine Parsons an Morten Kringelbach from Center for Music in the Brain have investigated how fast the brain distinguish a baby’s cry.

Christine Parsons Morten Kringelbach

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Using magnetoencephalography adults’ brains were found to react differently to babies as quickly as 100-200 milliseconds after hearing the sound. The reactions were observed in adults who were not parents, perhaps indicative of a universal brain-based “caregiving instinct” in the brain.

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