MUSIC PRODUCES A KIND OF PLEASURE WHICH HUMAN CANNOT DO WITHOUT
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
For those who avoid children
Only those who have not heard and enjoyed their children's prattle, will say that the flute and Violin are sweet Thirukkural
Baby's smile gives mum a 'natural high'
London: If mums want to experience a natural ‘high’ then all
they need to do is take a look at their baby’s smile, say
researchers. According to boffins, the sight of their baby smiling works by triggering 'feel-good' part of the brain that deals with
sensations of reward and pleasure. As a part of the study, researchers from Texas Children's
Hospital 28 first-time mums, with babies between the ages of five to 10 months, to the test. The mothers underwent a MRI brain scan while looking at
pictures of their own babies and also other infants. Researchers noted that when the mums looked at the infants’
faces, the scanner showed the flow of blood in their brains and revealed the regions that were the most active at any time. What was interesting was that as soon as the mothers
identified their own baby, the areas of the brain associated
with 'reward' went on alert and the brain chemical dopamine, important for learning, motivating, sleeping and controlling movement, became active. The strength of the reaction depended on the babies’
expression, with a smiling face triggering the biggest reaction, reports the Telegraph. Lead author of the study Dr Lane Strathearn said: "These are
the areas that have been activated in other experiments
associated with the neurotransmitter dopamine. "It may be that seeing your own baby's smiling face is like a
natural high," he added. The findings are published in the American medical journal Pediatrics.
Only those who have not heard
and enjoyed their children's prattle,
will say that the flute and Violin are sweet
Thirukkural ???? On the lighter side the rest might have gone deaf with the prattles :))