Tuesday, May 27, 2014

[Israel] Gay dads who adopt children think like a mother AND a father, brain scans reveal

Ok, this was published on that most reputable of news organisations called "The Daily Mail", so take it with at grain of salt.  There is no doubt a real study buried under this somewhere, but I have yet to locate the alleged "research" from Israel (still trying).  Have a read anyway.

Gay father who adopt a baby think like both a mother and a father, researchers have found.

A new study looked at changes in the brains of gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy.

The research could help settle the debate over whether gay men should be allowed to adopt children.

Many U.S. adoption agencies will not work with same-sex couples, and some states prohibit them from adopting.

The current study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was conducted in Israel, and builds on work by neuropsychologist Ruth Feldman of Bar-Ilan University and others, who showed that the brains of new mothers become hyper-reactive to their child's cries and other emotional cues.

Read More at the Daily Mail

Read More at Reuters [Gay dads' brains show activity akin to both parents' - study]

1 comment:

Paul Morgan said...

I'm not surprised about this. It also matches with the idea that gay parents often share many of the tasks rather than having strict roles, and often both work part time.