Women Are More Intelligent After Giving Birth
The amount of increase in brain volume is influenced by her reaction to the birth of the baby. The more she feels grateful for the presence of the baby, the greater the improvement that occurs.
A research published by the American Psychological Association proved it by observing 19 pregnant women. In a certain period after delivery, the participants underwent brain scans.
The first scan performed 2-4 weeks after birth while the second is done after 3-4 months. Though actually not too large, the increase in volume that occurs is considered quite significant.
According to the Telegraph, increased brain volume occur in the following areas.
1. Hypothalamic which processes emotions
2. Amygdala which processes emotion and appreciation
3. Parietal lobe which processes sensory
4. Prefrontal cortex which processes logic and assessment.
According to researchers, brain volume in adults usually very rarely change unless due to certain conditions. For example, an intensive learning process, brain injury or disease and environmental influences.
Researchers speculate that it is triggered by hormonal changes that occur in the early days of parenting. Positive changes occurs when a woman assumes the presence of the baby as something special, beautiful and perfect.