Friday, February 04, 2011

Are Parent and Childfree Brains Different?

Are Parent and Childfree Brains Different?
"We have a name for people who pursue rare moments of bliss at the expense of their wallets and their social and professional relationships: addicts.'

It seems there is a good deal of science linking “addiction regions” of the brain with parenting. The idea is that humans evolved these regions of the brain so we would seek out and persevere in parenthood—why? A Darwinian view might hypothesize that it’s to ensure the continued evolution of the human species. We have evolved to where some underlying mechanisms in our brains have developed by natural selection to make us seek out and, at least in the big picture, enjoy parenthood. "
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