The Neuroscience of Parenting Instincts

Have you ever wondered why it’s almost impossible to ignore a screaming baby? There is a reason behind it, and it’s based on neurobiology. A recent study published in a prominent journal examined fear circuit triggering in the brain using MRI. The study showed that the trigger, such as screaming, caused activity in the region of the brain that is responsible for fear response. There is a scientific reason why listening to a child “cry it out” makes people feel uneasy.

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