How Men’s Brains React to Becoming Fathers

This is fascinating, readers. Check it out!

While the reason for the findings remains unclear, the researchers suggest that the change may make it easier for fathers to connect with their child

First-time fathers’ brains SHRINK by up to 2% after the birth of their baby – but it can actually help them connect with their child, study finds

  • Previous studies show motherhood can change the structure of women’s brains
  • Researchers set out to see if this was also the case for first-time fathers
  • They performed MRI scans on 40 first-time dads in Spain and the US
  • On average, men lost 1-2% of cortical volume after their child was born 

By Shivali Best For Mailonline

Published: 07:05 EDT, 12 September 2022 | Updated: 07:26 EDT, 12 September 2022

Many women experience cognitive struggles during pregnancy and after birth, in what is often referred to as ‘baby brain.’

Now, a new study suggests that men may experience brain changes following the birth of their first child too.

Researchers from Carlos III Health Institute in Madrid found that first-time fathers lose a percentage or two of cortical volume after their child is born.

While the reason for this remains unclear, the researchers suggest that the change may make it easier for fathers to connect with their child.

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