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Nurturing Moms May Help Their Child's Brain Develop

[Source:  Time/Healthland]

Preschool children whose moms are loving and nurturing have a larger hippocampus, an area of the brain involved in learning, memory and stress response, when they reach school age, a new study finds.
“It is to our knowledge the first study that links early maternal nurturance to the structural development of a key brain region,” said study author Dr. Joan Luby, a professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “It provides very powerful evidence of the importance of early nurturing for healthy brain development and has tremendous public health implications.”
In the study, researchers conducted an experiment in which children aged 3 to 6 were put into a frustrating situation. The kids and their mothers were left in a room with a brightly wrapped package. The kids were told they could open the gift, but they had to wait while the mom filled out a series of forms.
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