A Specific and Rapid Neural Signature for Parental Instinct

@article{Kringelbach2008ASA,
  title={A Specific and Rapid Neural Signature for Parental Instinct},
  author={Morten L. Kringelbach and Annukka Lehtonen and Sarah Squire and Allison G. Harvey and Michelle G Craske and Ian E. Holliday and Alexander L Green and Tipu Z. Aziz and Peter C. Hansen and Piers L. Cornelissen and Alan Paul Stein},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={235 - 519}
}
Darwin originally pointed out that there is something about infants which prompts adults to respond to and care for them, in order to increase individual fitness, i.e. reproductive success, via increased survivorship of one's own offspring. Lorenz proposed that it is the specific structure of the infant face that serves to elicit these parental responses, but the biological basis for this remains elusive. Here, we investigated whether adults show specific brain responses to unfamiliar infant… CONTINUE READING

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