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Nov 04, 2013

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Natural News

A mother’s bonding with and nurturing of newborns is a natural function of all species. Instead of acknowledging natural instinctual behavior, medical science and psychology feel the need to probe the mechanics of how these behaviors unfold.

Researchers at the University of Montreal decided to rig up machinery, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) equipment, that’s developed to read brain reactions in order to observe women’s brain “pleasure centers” from infant scent exposure.

The brain’s dopamine transmitter is the dopaminergic system of the caudate nucleus located in the center of the brain. The caudate nucleus is a double structure straddling the thalamus in both hemispheres of the brain. “This structure plays a role in reward learning,” explains the study’s lead author, Johannes Frasnelli. “And dopamine is the primary neurotransmitter in the neural reward circuit.”

30 women were chosen for the study. 15 of them had recently given birth, while the other 15 had never given birth. All were non-smokers. Pajamas form unrelated young infants were used to arouse olfactory reactions, while the fMRI recorded the brain’s pleasure centers’ reactions.

The researchers observed that all 30 women had positive pleasure center or dopamine reactions, but the 15 who had recently delivered had more intense reactions. This research was published in the September 2013 edition of the journal Frontiers in Psychology.