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NIH brain imaging study finds evidence of basis for caregiving impulse

March 16, 2012, 10:03 am by National Institutes of Health

Distinct patterns of activity -- which may indicate a predisposition to care for infants -- appear in the brains of adults who view an image of an infant face -- even when the child is not theirs, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and in Germany, Italy, and Japan.

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