Mother-infant bonding and the evolution of mammalian social relationships.

  title={Mother-infant bonding and the evolution of mammalian social relationships.},
  author={K. D. Broad and James P Curley and Eric B. Keverne},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={361 1476},
A wide variety of maternal, social and sexual bonding strategies have been described across mammalian species, including humans. Many of the neural and hormonal mechanisms that underpin the formation and maintenance of these bonds demonstrate a considerable degree of evolutionary conservation across a representative range of these species. However, there is also a considerable degree of diversity in both the way these mechanisms are activated and in the behavioural responses that result. In the… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 6 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 75 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 156 references

Trophoblast regulation of maternal endocrine function and behaviour. In Biology and pathology of trophoblast

  • E. B. Keverne
  • 2005
Highly Influential
6 Excerpts

The influence of gonadal hormones on periodicity of obsessive– compulsive disorder

  • M. Weiss, E. Baerge, S. Wiseboard, J. Temple
  • Can. J. Psychiatry
  • 1995
Highly Influential
6 Excerpts

a Mapping the neural substrates involved in maternal responsiveness and lamb olfactory memory in parturient ewes using Fos imaging

  • M. Keller, G. Perrin, M. Meurisse, G. Ferreira, F. Levy
  • Behav . Neurosci .
  • 2004
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

The action of oxytocin originating in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus on mitral and granule cells in the rat main olfactory bulb

  • G. Z. Yu, H. Kaba, F. Okuani, S. Takahashi, T. Higuchi, K. Seto
  • Neuroscience
  • 1996
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…