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Duration of motherhood has incremental effects on mothers' neural processing of infant vocal cues: a neuroimaging study of women

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The transition to motherhood, and the resultant experience of caregiving, may change the way women respond to affective, infant signals in their environments. Nonhuman animal studies have robustly demonstrated that mothers process both infant and other salient signals differently from nonmothers. Here, we investigated how women with and without young infants respond to vocalisations from infants and adults (both crying and neutral). We examined mothers with infants ranging in age (1-14 months...

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10.1038/s41598-017-01776-3

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Parsons, CE More by this author
Petersen, MV More by this author
Jegindoe Elmholdt, EM More by this author
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Stein, A
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Kringelbach, M
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Kringelbach, M
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Springer Nature Publisher's website
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Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
1727
Publication date:
2017-05-11
Acceptance date:
2017-04-03
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2045-2322
ISSN:
2045-2322
Pubs id:
pubs:696660
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uri:e6202129-0404-4528-b330-6f1351537ad5
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uuid:e6202129-0404-4528-b330-6f1351537ad5
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pubs:696660

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