Nov 8, 2022

Neuronal Mechanism Involved in the Learning of Maternal Behavior Discovered

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: Female mice who have not been pregnant or given birth show activation in the anterior cingulate cortex when they acquire maternal behaviors after exposure to pups. The findings reveal through repeated exposure to pups, virgin female mice are capable of learning maternal behaviors that resemble those of mothers following birth.

Source: Medical University of Vienna.

Various conditions such as postpartum depression or postpartum psychosis can lead to an alteration in maternal behavior and disrupt the mother-child bonding process.

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