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Social cognition: Evolutionary history of emotional engagements with infants.
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PMID:  19889368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A new mother and baby gaze into each other's eyes, mutually engaging with facial expressions, kisses and greetings. A new study shows that this behaviour is not uniquely human: such intersubjective interactions may have an evolutionary history of at least 30 million years.
Kim A Bard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current biology : CB     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1879-0445     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Biol.     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-05     Completed Date:  2010-02-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107782     Medline TA:  Curr Biol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  R941-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for the Study of Emotion, Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Newborn
Behavior, Animal*
Infant, Newborn
Macaca mulatta / psychology*
Nonverbal Communication*
Social Behavior*
Comment On:
Curr Biol. 2009 Nov 3;19(20):1768-72   [PMID:  19818617 ]

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