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How fatherhood reshapes your brain


Jun. 20, 2014 CogniFit

While taking care of kids, a man’s brain shows the same patterns of cognitive and emotional engagement that are seen in mothers, a new study showed, suggesting that there could be a parenting brain network that is common to both sexes.

In a study published last month in the journal of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the Bar-Ilan University in Israel show that fatherhood changes men’s brain, in ways that it seems to equip dads with the very same “baby sense” that’s often attributed to moms.

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