Expectant fathers with higher levels of brain activation and oxytocin later endorsed a more "child-led" empathetic style of parenting once their child was born.
Children whose mothers experienced depression early in their life are more susceptable to socio-emotional problems and a reduction in empathy toward others, a new study reports.
Mothers who reported higher levels of parental stress had less synchrony in brain activity with their young children than moms who were more stress-free. The findings shed new light on how parental stress can impact the mother-child relationship on a day-to-day basis.
A single dose of oxytocin can enhance brain activity while processing social information in children with autism, a new study reports.