The Science of Fatherhood: A look at research into the paternal bond

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The Science of Fatherhood - 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.

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How can you learn what it feels like to be pregnant?

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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.

Virtual Pregnancy

Virtual Pregnancy

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