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Mommy Brain Revisited

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Mommy Brain Revisited: the neuroscience of parenting - A podcast for parents, health care providers, scientists and anyone interested in current research on ‘mommy brain’ and brain changes with parenting. Talking with leading researchers in the field. Episodes monthly.Brain art: www.maayanillustrati… read more

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19. The Neurons Essential For Parenting

In this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited I talk with Dr Catherine Dulac, Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University and Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the USA. We talk about her research on neurons expressing galanin in the MPOA and their essential role in parenting behaviors in females and males. So interesting! We also talk about the potential role of these neurons in maternal mental illness and whether or not we should be using the word 'instinct' when we talk about parental behaviour. 

For more information about Dr. Dulac's research click here.  

Here is a direct link to her publications.  

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