Wednesday, February 1, 2012

U.S. Federal Innovation 50: Using Image Analysis to Document the Physical Effects of a Mother's Love  

Hippocampus Image from Newswise
Research sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), has documented positive physical impacts from early maternal mothering:

School-age children whose mothers nurtured them early in life have brains with a larger hippocampus, a key structure important to learning, memory and response to stress. The new research, by child psychiatrists and neuroscientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is the first to show that changes in this critical region of children’s brain anatomy are linked to a mother’s nurturing.

Source: Newswise

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