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Scientists have proven that grandmothers love grandchildren more than children



Researchers recruited 50 elderly women for the experiment. Each had at least one grandchild between the ages of three and 12. Participants were shown photographs of their grandchildren and children, as well as pictures of unfamiliar children and adults. All this time, scientists were reading the brain activity of grandmothers.

It turned out that when grandmothers saw pictures of their grandchildren, they activated areas of the brain associated with emotional empathy. This term means a conscious understanding of the inner world and the state of another person, the ability to empathize and empathize. When viewing photos of children in women, brain areas associated with cognitive empathy were activated. This empathy is less profound than the first. Grandmothers can only understand the feelings of their children. And in the case of grandchildren, they themselves experience the same emotions as babies.

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