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Women's and men's brains respond differently to the cries of a baby

Posted at: 05/09/2013 6:47 AM

When it comes to crying, a new study finds only women's brains appear to respond to the wails of a fussy baby.
 
Researchers played a recording of white noise along with occasional sounds of a crying infant for a group of men and women.
 
Brain scans showed that when they heard the cries, men's brains stayed in a resting state while women's brains immediately switched to attentive mode.
 
There was no difference in brain response between parents and people without children.

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