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Title: Maternal bonding in childhood moderates autonomic responses to distress stimuli in adult males
Authors: Dalsant, Arianna
Truzzi, Anna
Setoh, Peipei
Esposito, Gianluca
Keywords: Attachment
Parental care
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Dalsant, A., Truzzi, A., Setoh, P., & Esposito, G. (2015). Maternal bonding in childhood moderates autonomic responses to distress stimuli in adult males. Behavioural Brain Research, 292, 428-431.
Series/Report no.: Behavioural Brain Research
Abstract: Mother-child bonding influences the development of cognitive and social skills. In this study we investigate how maternal attachment, developed in early childhood, modulates physiological responses to social stimuli later in life. Our results suggest that the autonomic nervous system’s responses to vocal distress are moderated by the quality of participants’ maternal bonding. In particular, participants with optimal maternal bonding showed a greater calming response to distressful stimuli whereas participants with non-optimal maternal bonding showed a heightened distress response.
ISSN: 0166-4328
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2015.06.026
Rights: © 2015 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Behavioural Brain Research, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [].
Fulltext Permission: open
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