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Intuitive parenting: understanding the neural mechanisms of parents’ adaptive responses to infants

Abstract:

When interacting with an infant, parents intuitively enact a range of behaviours that support infant communicative development. These behaviours include altering speech, establishing eye contact and mirroring infant expressions and are argued to occur largely in the absence of conscious intent. Here, we describe studies investigating early, pre-conscious neural responses to infant cues, which we suggest support aspects of parental intuitive behaviour towards infants. This work has provided co...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Parsons, CE More by this author
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ORCID:
0000-0002-1378-6415
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
ORCID:
0000-0002-3908-6898
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Grant:
Consolidator Grant: CAREGIVING
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Current Opinion in Psychology Journal website
Volume:
15
Pages:
40-44
Publication date:
2017-02-20
DOI:
EISSN:
2352-250X
ISSN:
2352-2518
Pubs id:
pubs:686205
URN:
uri:23df02ad-52f7-4f1c-9f5e-b7009ca63e63
UUID:
uuid:23df02ad-52f7-4f1c-9f5e-b7009ca63e63
Local pid:
pubs:686205
Language:
English

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