The beautiful Lula Gezu and her family

Science explains why keeping your mother on speed dial is still a good idea: In terms of how their brains absorb emotions similarly, mother-daughter bonds are the strongest of all parent-child bonds. This is due to the fact that while relationships between fathers and daughters, fathers and sons, or fathers and mothers may be based on deep love, they aren’t always as strong in terms of empathy. According to the research, brain chemistry is to blame for that. The emotional regulation area of the brain is more similar between mothers and daughters than any other intergenerational combination, according to the same study, which involved 35 families. Mom can put herself in your shoes, so when an issue arises, she is more likely to understand where you’re coming from. Or it might be a reason for all the times you two have butted heads; after all, magnets on opposite sides repel one another. The discovery may also have beneficial ramifications for our comprehension of mental health issues. The study’s principal investigator, Fumiko Hoeft, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, noted that depression is closely associated with the corticolimbic system under study. As a result, the daughters’ experiences with their moms’ mental health are well predicted. Additionally, given that preventative depression therapies have positive outcomes, knowing one’s family history might be quite beneficial. Hoeft expects additional research can explore the connection with other mental health disorders in ways that could benefit all family members because the study was the first to use intergenerational MRIs to compare brain architecture. She stated in a news statement that “brain patterns inherited from both moms and fathers have an impact on just about all of them, including anxiety, autism, addiction, schizophrenia, dyslexia, you name it.

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