No âmbito do Ciclo de Conferências, Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, PhD, vai dar uma palestra com o título Moved to tears?
Babies and children cry when they are distressed, and they can cry loudly – quite different from adult crying. Children’s crying is functional, even giving information about their health condition and urgency of their needs, but it is also distressing to parents and other caregivers. For some caregivers, it is so distressing that they are overwhelmed and will do everything to stop the crying, including shaking, slapping, or smothering the child. I will discuss neural, physiological, hormonal, and behavioral responses to crying, and explore some of the factors that influence differences in adult responses to crying. To end on a happier note, we’ll turn to neural responses to infant laughter.