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22 mins | May 13, 2020

The biology of dads

How raising children can change a father's brain. Fathers, like mothers, are profoundly changed by involved, hands-on parenting — the transformation affects both body and mind. In this must-listen piece for any parent, professor James K. Rilling contemplates these the biological side of parenthood for Aeon magazine. "When fathers come into contact with their kids, it activates the midbrain, a region filled with dopamine neurons"

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