Monday, November 03, 2003

Maternal-induced neural plasticity

Science agrees: Moms courageous, cool

"calmer under pressure, and deal with adversity better." Probably sounds like your mom, huh? Mine, too.

It made me wonder what effect hormonal birth control (pills, depo, norplant), which simulate pregnancy in several ways, will have on a woman. I also wonder how much of this induced plasticity is due to the chemistry of pregnancy, and how much due to some sort of pheromonal parent-child bonding or something?

Very interesting.

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