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​Parents’ brain activity synchronizes in each other’s presence 

Published on: 23-May-2020

Medical News Today (UK)

On exposure to child-related stimuli, parents’ prefrontal cortex activity is more synchronous when they are together than when they are apart. So suggests a paper describing research that researchers at NTU Singapore led, which features in Scientific Reports. The paper finds that parenting together makes couples more attuned to each other’s parenting approach than they would be on their own. “Our study indicates that when spouses are physically together, there is greater synchrony in their attentional and cognitive control mechanisms when parenting,” explains senior author Gianluca Esposito, of NTU’s School of Social Sciences.

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