October 02, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
BSI Central Building 5F Seminar Room
Humans have a biological predisposition to social interaction. Human infants actively and instinctively seek and maintain their caregiver’s proximity and care, and human caregivers also instinctively seek and respond to their infants. These early caregiver-infant interactions give rise to caregiver-infant attachment, which influences physiological and psychological processes by shaping the brain. In this talk, we present convergent results from different experiments, employing different methodologies (fMRI, NIRS, TMS) in humans as well as findings from animal studies that shown how genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors in combination with cultural contexts regulate early parent-infant interactional experiences.
Results: Our studies show how early caregiver-infant interactions give rise to caregiver-infant attachment, which influences physiological and psychological processes by modulating brain sensitivity. Furthermore, the attachment between caregiver and infant influences infants’ cognitive and socio-emotional development, and subsequently the development of social, familial, and romantic relationships later in life. Successful attachment with a caregiver provides infants with optimal relational experiences that may also improve infants’ interactions with their external social environment later in development.
- Open to Public
- Kumi Kuroda [Kumi Kuroda, Affiliative Social Behavior ]
Name: Yuko Goto