Prefrontal activation associated with social attachment: facial-emotion recognition in mothers and infants.

@article{MinagawaKawai2009PrefrontalAA,
  title={Prefrontal activation associated with social attachment: facial-emotion recognition in mothers and infants.},
  author={Yasuyo Minagawa-Kawai and Sunao Matsuoka and Ippeita Dan and Nozomi Naoi and Katsuki Nakamura and Shozo Kojima},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={284-92}
}
Attachment between mothers and infants is the most primitive and primary form of human social relationship. Many reports have suggested that the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) plays a significant role in this attachment; however, only a select few provide experimental neurophysiological evidence. In the present study, to determine the neural substrates underlying the social and emotional attachment between mothers and infants, we measured their prefrontal activation by using near-infrared… CONTINUE READING
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