Novel research looks at resting state brain activity in expectant fathers and how it correlates with empathy, bonding, and effective parenting.
- Early fatherhood is a critical period that sets the stage for bonding and future parenting.
- A father’s ability to empathize and mentalize during pregnancy correlates with later bonding and parenting during infancy.
- Specific brain areas in expectant fathers affect social information processing, self-awareness, emotion regulation, and cognitive control.
- Fathers’ capacity…