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Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens
News and Opinion of Interest to Parents and Professionals Working with With Struggling Young People - Web Page www.strugglingteens.com
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Oxytocin produces more engaged fathers and more responsive infants

Oxytocin produces more engaged fathers and more responsive infants | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
A large body of research has focused on the ability of oxytocin to facilitate social bonding in both marital and parenting relationships in human females.

Via Dimitris Agorastos, Ian Banyard, Stewart-Marshall, Natalie Stewart
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Amy Wenzel Martin's curator insight, December 16, 2012 1:58 PM

Could this have implications for autism spectrum disorders?  

Ian Banyard's curator insight, December 28, 2012 11:15 AM

Perhaps one of the most important discoveries from brain science. More engaged fathers have a dramatic effect on healthy child development. 

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, December 28, 2012 10:52 PM

The researchers found that after oxytocin administration, fathers’ salivary oxytocin rose dramatically, more than 10 fold, but moreover, similar increases were found in the infants’ oxytocin. In the oxytocin conditions, key parenting behavior, including father touch and social reciprocity, increased but infant social behavior, including social gaze and exploratory behavior, increased as well.

 

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Finding That Emotion Is Reversed In Left-Handers' Brains Could Lead To New Treatment For Anxiety, Depression

Finding That Emotion Is Reversed In Left-Handers' Brains Could Lead To New Treatment For Anxiety, Depression | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

The way we use our hands may determine how emotions are organized in our brains


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Brain change bad behaviour link

Brain change bad behaviour link | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it
The brains of teenage girls with behavioural disorders are structurally different to those of their peers, researchers have found.

The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry study of 40 girls revealed differences in the structure of areas linked to empathy and emotions.

Previous work has found similar results in boys.

Experts suggest it may be possible to use scans to spot problems early, then offer social or psychological help.


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What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Brain

What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Brain | Woodbury Reports Review of News and Opinion Relating To Struggling Teens | Scoop.it

The damage added sugar does to our bodies begins in our brains


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