June 26, 2011
Father, Scientific American
The Science of Fatherhood - Scientific American
Scientific American magazine recently published a special online issue about fatherhood: The Science of Fatherhood – A look at research into the paternal bond and how evolution and modern society combine to shape the experience of fatherhood.
Readers of this blog are probably aware of a previous entry with a very similar title: “Fatherhood: Evolution and Human Paternal Behavior“. So this should not come as a surprise. The ‘fatherhood’ issue of the Scientific American examines a lot of topics such as the biologic clocks of fathers, how men develop into fatherhood, resemblance of babies to their fathers, how being a father can change the brain of men and many other interesting titles.
June 26, 2011
3D modeling, Fetus, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, New Scientist, Pregnancy, Virtual reality
I’m sure some fathers ask this question, at least some of them should be wondering what it feels like to be carrying a baby. The idea was also the subject of a Hollywood movie some time ago (Junior (1994)), where you can watch the manly Schwarzenegger become pregnant and go through all sorts of phases as a man. But aside from fiction, according to the recent news from New Scientist, Takuya Iwamoto and his team from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology developed a sophisticated virtual reality system that simulates the weight, temperature, movement and heartbeat of a fetus.