Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gay Dads' brains activate parenting neurons

This is really cool!
Having a baby alters new mothers' brain activity, researchers have found, and a new study adds the first evidence of such changes in the brains of gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy. 
The men's pattern of brain activity resembles that of both new mothers and new fathers in the study....

The 48 gay fathers raising children with their husbands seemed to be both mom and dad, brain-wise. Their emotional circuits were as active as those of mothers and the interpretive circuits showed the same extra activity as that of heterosexual fathers'.

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