Unformatted text preview: necessarily depend on the metaphorical concept) • When all maternal regulators are withdrawn early, a number of physiological and behavioral systems are altered in their developmental paths and in their relation to each other, creating a complex,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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