New research suggests that parent brains mimic baby brains during play.

Infants show bursts of high frequency brain activity when they are playing. In a surprising result, researchers Sam Wass of the University of East London and Victoria Leong of Cambridge University found that parents’ brains show similar bursts – taking their cues from the babies. In addition, the study also showed that the more responsive the parental brain is, the longer the baby can maintain attention.

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Parental Neural Responsivity to Infants’ Visual Attention: How Mature Brains Influence Immature Brains During Social Interaction (full text), Sam V. Wass , Valdas Noreika, Stanimira Georgieva, Kaili Clackson, Laura Brightman, Rebecca Nutbrown, Lorena Santamaria Covarrubias, and Vicky Leong
PLOS Biology

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