Baby’s smile gives mothers a high

Posted on July 24, 2008 

Baby’s smile gives mothers a ‘high’

The sight of a smiling infant can trigger the ‘feel-good’ part of the brain which deals with sensations of reward and pleasure research has found.

Scientist put 28 first-time mothers of babies, aged between five and ten months, into a MRI brain scanner.

The mothers were then asked to look at pictures of their own and other babies.


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