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.


Justin Voccola said...

Interesting post.

Emily Ann said...

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