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Children raised with affection the hippocampus have about 10% higher

Research suggests a clear link between the creation and size of the area of ​​the brain responsible for memory

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The children have created with affection the hippocampus - the brain area responsible for memory - almost 10% higher than the others, reveals a study published on Monday (30) by the journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" ("PNAS" ).

The survey, conducted by psychiatrists and neuroscientists from Washington University in Saint Louis, "suggests a clear link between the creation and size of the hippocampus," explains professor of child psychiatry Joan L. Luby, one of the authors.

For the study, experts analyzed brain scans of children aged between 7 and 10 years, when they were between 3 and 6 years were observed in interaction with some of their parents, almost always with his mother.

We analyzed brain scans of 92 of these children, some mentally healthy and those with symptoms of depression. Healthy children with affection and created the hippocampus had almost 10% higher than the others. "Having an almost 10% larger hippocampus is a concrete evidence of the powerful effect of creation," says Luby.

The professor argues that parents create their children with love and care, because, she said, "clearly has a major impact on later development."

For years, many studies have emphasized the importance of creation, but almost always focused on psychosocial factors and academic performance. The study published on Monday, however, "is the first one that really shows anatomical change in the brain," said Luby.

Although 95% of the cases studied, the biological mothers have participated in the study, the researchers suggest that the effect in the brain is the same whether the caregiver is the parent of the child, adoptive parents or grandparents.

Source: EFE
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