Typically human: Babies recognize nested structures similar to our grammar

Human language follows certain regularities. For instance, a plural noun must be accompanied by a plural verb, as in the following sentence: “The kids from the neighborhood are playing.” Continue reading “Typically human: Babies recognize nested structures similar to our grammar”

Mothers’ behavior influences bonding hormone oxytocin in babies

Oxytocin is an extremely important hormone, involved in social interaction and bonding in mammals, including humans. It helps us relate to others. It strengthens trust, closeness in relationships, and can be triggered by eye contact, empathy, or pleasant touch. It’s well known that a new mother’s oxytocin levels can influence her behavior and as a result, the bond she makes with her baby. Continue reading “Mothers’ behavior influences bonding hormone oxytocin in babies”

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