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Why Our Brains Love Babies

A brief and interesting educational video from AsapSCIENCE explains why people are hard-wired to find babies so cute.

In what’s known scientifically as “baby schema,” babies’ elements and proportions come together to make them aesthetically pleasing to humans, and through our brain’s reward system we are motivated to care for them.

 

Why Our Brains Love Babies

Sandra Kiume

Sandra Kiume is a mental health advocate from Vancouver, Canada, and the founder of @unsuicide. Along with maintaining Channel N, she contributes to World of Psychology.


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APA Reference
Kiume, S. (2014). Why Our Brains Love Babies. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 21, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/channeln/2014/11/why-our-brains-love-babies/

 

Last updated: 28 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 28 Nov 2014
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