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|Title:||Probing the association between maternal anxious attachment style and mother-child brain-to-brain coupling during passive co-viewing of visual stimuli||Authors:||Azhari, Atiqah
Bornstein, Marc H.
|Keywords:||Social sciences::Psychology||Issue Date:||2020||Source:||Azhari, A., Gabrieli, G., Bizzego, A., Bornstein, M. H., & Esposito, G. (2020). Probing the association between maternal anxious attachment style and mother-child brain-to-brain coupling during passive co-viewing of visual stimuli. Attachment & Human Development. Attachment & Human Development. doi:10.1080/14616734.2020.1840790||Project:||NAP M4081597
Ministry of Education Tier-1 Grant RG55/18 (NS) 2018-T1-001-172
|Journal:||Attachment & Human Development||Abstract:||Brain-to-brain coupling during co-viewing of video stimuli reflects similar intersubjective mentalisation processes. During an everyday joint activity of watching video stimuli (television shows) with her child, an anxiously attached mother's preoccupation with her child is likely to distract her from understanding the mental state of characters in the show. To test the hypothesis that reduced coupling in the medial prefrontal cortex (PFC) would be observed with increasing maternal attachment anxiety (MAA), we profiled mothers' MAA using the Attachment Style Questionnaire and used functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to assess PFC coupling in 31 mother-child dyads while they watched three 1-min animation videos together. Reduced coupling was observed with increasing MAA in the medial right PFC cluster which is implicated in mentalisation processes. This result did not survive control analyses and should be taken as preliminary. Reduced coupling between anxiously-attached mothers and their children during co-viewing could undermine quality of shared experiences.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/146494||ISSN:||1469-2988||DOI:||10.1080/14616734.2020.1840790||Rights:||© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. All rights reserved.||Fulltext Permission:||none||Fulltext Availability:||No Fulltext|
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