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Unformatted text preview: necessarily depend on the metaphorical concept) When all maternal regulators are withdrawn early, a number of physiological and behavioral systems are altered in their developmental paths and in their relation to each other, creating a complex, changing pattern of vulnerability over the life span. Article 6 Evidence for a Neuroendocrinological Foundation of Human Affiliation Bonding-related representations intensified at the first postpartum month and then decreased, and they were highly sensitive to risk conditions, such as maternal postpartum depression and premature birth Oxytocin (OT) plays a special role in the initiation of bonding, possibly by decreasing stress, increasing trust and integrating psychological and physiological states that enable calmness and approach OT functions primarily by reducing anxiety, increasing calmness and intensifying the incentive value of the attachment target...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course HD 3620 taught by Professor Campa,m. during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
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