What Happens to a Woman’s Brain When She Becomes a Mother

After centuries of observing behavioral changes in new mothers, scientists are only recently beginning to definitively link the way a woman acts with what’s happening in her prefrontal cortex, midbrain, parietal lobes, and elsewhere. According to a report in The Atlantic, Gray matter becomes more concentrated. Activity increases in regions that control empathy, anxiety, and social interaction. Now many scientists believe that mapping the maternal brain is the key to understanding why so many new mothers experience serious anxiety and depression.  Read the full article here.