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Changes in brain chemicals modify infant learning process.

Byline: ANI

London, Oct 27 (ANI): A new American study has pointed out the chemical changes in the brain that transform the learning process of infants.

Psychologist Gordon A. Barr of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the largest and oldest children's hospitals in the world. "CHOP" has been ranked as the best children's hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report and Child Magazine in recent years.  and neuroscientist neuroscientist A researcher, often with an advanced degree–MD, MS, PhD–who investigates neural and brain-related phenomena  Regina M. Sullivan of the Nathan Kline Institute and New York University New York University, mainly in New York City; coeducational; chartered 1831, opened 1832 as the Univ. of the City of New York, renamed 1896. It comprises 13 schools and colleges, maintaining 4 main centers (including the Medical Center) in the city, as well as the  Langone Medical Center studied the mother-child behaviour in rats to draw parallels in humans.

The scientists say their findings can also be applied to infant behaviour in dogs, rats and people.

Barr said: "For humans.... the findings may shed light on the pathologically strong attachment that children are known to have even for abusive caretakers."

The conclusions of the study also suggest that scientists may detect neural mechanisms due to which other transitions such as a baby's switch from breastfeeding to eating solid food occurs, he added.

The study was published online on Sept. 27 in Nature Neuroscience Nature Neuroscience is a scientific journal published by Nature Publishing Group, the publisher of Nature. Its focus is original research papers relating specifically to neuroscience. . (ANI)

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