The neural and hormonal bases of human parental care.

  title={The neural and hormonal bases of human parental care.},
  author={James K. Rilling},
  volume={51 4},
As parents in modern western societies face increasing pressures that strain their ability to provide quality childcare, it is important to consider the neural and hormonal bases of sensitive and nurturing parenting. The topic has been explored systematically in non-human animals, and these studies have yielded a rich source of hypotheses for human studies. Considerable evidence links oxytocin (OT) with sensitive caregiving in both men and women, and with stimulatory infant contact in men and… CONTINUE READING
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