Synchrony and Specificity in the Maternal and the Paternal Brain: Relations to Oxytocin and Vasopressin
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 07/27/2012
Atzil S et al. – Parents coordinate online activity in social–cognitive networks that support intuitive understanding of infant signals and planning of adequate caregiving, whereas motivational–limbic activations may be gender specific. Although preliminary, these findings demonstrate synchrony in the brain response of two individuals within an attachment relationship, and may suggest that human attachment develops within the matrix of biological attunement and brain–to–brain synchrony between attachment partners.