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​Parents’ brains sync when taking care of children together

Published on: 22-May-2020

The Star (Malaysia)

A new small-scale Singaporean study has found that parents' brains may be in sync when looking after children together, which could lead to better parenting. Led NTU, the new research analysed the brain activity of 24 husband-and-wife pairs in their prefrontal cortex, which is associated with complex behaviour and emotional states, in various situations. The findings showed that the couples' brains demonstrated greater synchrony, which is similar brain activity in the same area of the brain, when they were exposed to the sounds together, but not separately. 

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- Similar story in China Daily (China), The Indian Express(India) 

- Coverage on parental brain activity research initiated by CCO. View the video and previous coverage.

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