Good afternoon from frozen Manhattan!

I love winter probably as much as I love mothers and neuroscience, so today is a great day. I read a fascinating article about what happens at the psychobiological level when a person becomes a parent. My favorite part of the brain, the amygdala grows larger in the weeks after having a baby. Playing an integral role in emotional regulation, the amygdala's rapid change enhances socialization including postpartum attachment and bonding. So. Cool.

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/01/what-happens-to-a-womans-brain-when-she-becomes-a-mother/384179/

 

Be well, #lenthern

 

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