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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Study finds newborn baby smell is addictive

by Kirsten Andersen

MONTREAL, 2013– Craving the smell of your newborn baby?  Scientists at the University of Montreal can explain why.  Researcher Johannes Frasnelli and an international team of scientists studied the brains of 30 women – 15 mothers who had given birth three to six weeks prior, and 15 who had never had babies – and found that especially for new moms, the smell of a newborn baby activates the same pleasure and reward centers in a woman’s brain as drugs do for an addict, or food does for the hungry.

In other words, new babies really do smell good enough to eat – and good enough to create real physical cravings. (...)

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  1. I KNEW it! Baby's have that certain smell that makes you bury your nose in their hair and just *inhale*. :D


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