Maternal oxytocin response predicts mother-to-infant gaze.

  title={Maternal oxytocin response predicts mother-to-infant gaze.},
  author={Sohye Kim and Peter Fonagy and Orsolya Koos and Kimberly Dorsett and Lane Strathearn},
  journal={Brain research},
The neuropeptide oxytocin is importantly implicated in the emergence and maintenance of maternal behavior that forms the basis of the mother-infant bond. However, no research has yet examined the specific association between maternal oxytocin and maternal gaze, a key modality through which the mother makes social contact and engages with her infant. Furthermore, prior oxytocin studies have assessed maternal engagement primarily during episodes free of infant distress, while maternal engagement… CONTINUE READING