Researchers discovered that mothers’ and babies’ brains act together in a ‘mega-network’ where brainwaves fall in line, allowing for a greater connection and empathy.
But that level of connectivity varies according to the mother’s emotional state.
When mothers express more positive emotions their brain becomes much more strongly connected with their baby’s brain.
Scientists think that a greater connection may help the baby to learn more quickly and its brain to develop more fully. So if mothers are happy it is likely to improve child development.