Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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.

2 comments:

Justin Voccola said...

Interesting post.

Emily Ann said...

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