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My friends and I firmly believe that early childhood parenting and formal education are two key points for success or failure of the society.

Study Shows How Moms’ Brains Are Hard-Wired to Gather Young

Few days back, we had discussion : Why kids must be sent to resident school, or as popularly known in Hindu homes i.e . Gurukul?

Why kid must change living as per Guru’s kul after certain age?

Reason is : Hardwired maternal (as well as paternal) instinct. And when parents can’t realize this biological flaw, they act as Dhritrashtra-Gandhari, who were also obsessed by their kids. Result is known to everyone.

As a firm believer of Santana dharma, I don’t really need to find answers for it but for fellow travelers, I try to find answers in their own language i.e. modern science.

A mother’s “basic instinct” to grab her wandering offspring and return them to the nest depends on a specific set of brain cell signals, a new study in mice finds.

 

Biological mother and even foster mothers (early childhood exposure to mother like figures i.e.  grand mothers, aunts, neighbors, teachers) – they all have hardwired brain, a brain to cater highest possible emotions and care. This care is very much needed in early childhood. However, if it continues for longer time of childhood, it become sweet poison for kid and may turn kid into fragile baby, only grown up in body but not in mind. That 25 years old kid will still ask mother for any crucial life decision. Nothing wrong in it on mother’s side. She must guide kid for entire life. However, it is folly on son/daughter’s life as they can’t drive their life by own. To me, it is not impediment in ultimate life goal i.e. स्वविकास/आत्मसाक्षात्कार/self-realization.

This research says that, when you become mother, your brain is hardwired for care and protecting of kids. Mother will do everything for kid’s protection.

The point I wish to bring to the table is: Overprotection or even normal protection in homely environment, will limit child’s true potential. Let him or her explore his/her true potential and that is possible when they are away after certain age (The Upanayana Sanskar age – varies from age 5 to 11)


Research

*Do check video in link below*

https://nyulangone.org/press-releases/study-shows-how-moms-brains-are-hard-wired-to-gather-young


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A mother’s “basic instinct” to grab her wandering offspring and return them to the nest depends on a specific set of brain cell signals, a new study in mice finds.

“Our study shows precisely how a maternal instinct is generated in the mammalian brain,” says study senior investigator Dayu Lin, PhD, an assistant professor at the Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Health.

Dr. Lin says that because evolution has conserved biochemistry in most mammals, the findings may help to explain human maternal behaviors, such as breastfeeding and rocking a newborn, and could suggest new ways to help new mothers who have trouble nursing or bonding with their infants.

“Moreover, we believe that the findings overturn the longstanding idea that the dopamine system produces a ‘rush’ after a good behavior, and argue instead that dopamine may drive actions before any satisfaction is felt,” says Dr. Lin.

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