Mother’s Love Increases Brain Size.Scan Reveals

Any activity performed or  any Stimuli received is reflected in the Brain.

Be it feelings or thoughts.

Love , we know, has a soothing effect and one who is brought up in an Environment of Love,Care and protection grows into a Normal adult, there are exceptions though.

A recent study revealed that the left part of the Brain  of the child ,which has been exposed and brought up in an environment of Love and affection grows larger than the one which is deprived of Love.

Age old wisdom never fails.

Brain Scan of Normal and neglected Child.
According to neurologists the sizeable difference between these two brains has one primary cause – the way were treated by their mothers These images are brain scans of a two three-year-old children Brain on the left is considerably larger, has fewer spots and less dark areas, compared to the one on the right

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The chilling images reveal that the left brain, which belongs to a normal 3-year-old, is significantly larger and contains fewer spots and dark “fuzzy” areas than the right brain, which belongs to that of a 3-year-old who has suffered extreme neglect.

Neurologists say that the latest images provide more evidence that the way children are treated in their early years is important not only for the child’s emotional development, but also in determining the size of their brains.

Experts say that the sizeable difference in the two brains is primarily caused by the difference in the way each child was treated by their mothers.

While at first glance, the images might indicate that the child with the right brain might have suffered a serious accident or illness, neurologists said that the truth is that the child with the shrunken brain was neglected and abused by its mother, and the child with the larger and more fully developed brain was raised in a loving, supportive home and was looked after by its mother, according to The Sunday Telegraph.

Researchers told the UK newspaper that the image of the brain scan on the right shows that the child lacks some of the most fundamental areas that are present in the image of the brain scan on the left.

They say that the child on the left with the larger brain will be more intelligent and will be more likely to develop the social ability to empathize with others compared to the child on the right.

On the other hand, the child with the smaller brain on the right will be more likely to become addicted to drugs, be involved in violent crimes, be unemployed and dependent on government benefits in the futur

Two brain scans: the left one of a normal child, the right one of a neglected child of the same age. The speaker is Dick Swaab, professor of neurobiology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)
(Broadcast in 2009 on Dutch television)


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