Behavioral endocrinology of mammalian fatherhood.

@article{WynneEdwards2000BehavioralEO,
  title={Behavioral endocrinology of mammalian fatherhood.},
  author={Wynne-Edwards and Reburn},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 11},
  pages={464-468}
}
Mammalian fatherhood involves a muted version of the maternal experience. In spite of previous assumptions to the contrary, hormones influence mammalian paternal behavior. Naturally paternal males experience dynamic changes in the same hormones involved in maternal behavior and these hormones have access to the same brain pathways. Men becoming fathers for the first time are similar to their female partners too. These recent studies are still correlational, but promise to illuminate maternal… CONTINUE READING

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