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​Novel study reveals presence of spouse alters how parents' brain react to children stimuli

Published on: 13-May-2020

Times of India (India), 13 May
A novel study has now revealed how the physical presence of spouses who are co-parenting can alter each other's brain activity. The study led by researchers at the NTU Singapore was published in the journal Scientific Reports. The brain activity of 24 pairs of husband and wife from Singapore were measured in response to recordings of infant stimuli such as crying, when they were physically together and when they were separated. NTU Assoc Prof Gianluca Esposito said, "Our study indicates that when spouses are physically together, there is greater synchrony in their attentional and cognitive control mechanisms when parenting."

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