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Childhood neglect leaves generational imprint
Distinct neural connectivity found in the babies of mothers who experienced neglect as children
Early life experiences can have an outsized effect on brain development and neurobiological health.These results show that our brain development is not only shaped by what happens in our own life, but is also impacted by things that happened to our parents before we were even conceived,” Hendrix, PhD,
brain connections between the amygdala, which is central to processing fearful emotions, and two other brain regions: the prefrontal cortex and the anterior cingulate cortex. Both areas play a key role in regulating emotions. Babies whose mothers experienced childhood emotional neglect had stronger functional connections between the amygdala and the cortical regions.
After controlling for mothers’ current stress levels, the researchers found that the more emotional neglect a mother had experienced during her own childhood, the more strongly her baby’s amygdala was connected to the frontal cortical regions. Physical abuse or neglect of the mother suggest that childhood emotional neglect has intergenerational effects on brain structure and function.
The significance of the stronger connection remains unclear but from studies on infants of emotionally neglected mothers may be a mechanism that leads to increased risk for anxiety,
WOW emotional neglect from a mother’s own childhood seems to leave behind a neural signature in her baby that may predispose the infant to more readily detect threat in the environment almost from birth. Our findings highlight the importance of emotional support early in life, the amygdala and the cortical regions.
So if you have the strength to go back to the root cause it changes EVERYTHING…..
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour…
[from Auguries of Innocence by William Blake
In my training we investigated the similarities between two of the most challenging and complex systems in nature: the cosmic network of galaxies and the network of neuronal cells in the human brain.human brain functions thanks to its wide neuronal network that is deemed to contain approximately 69 billion neurons……think of how many memory this machine HOLDS…