My Scientific American Story on the Father-Child Bond

Sorry, but this post is nothing but shameless self-promotion! My first short feature article was published in Scientific American today, which discusses the neurobiology of the father-child bond.  Give it a read!

Last May, I took a trip to San Diego for my brother-in-law’s graduation from college, and to meet his 4-month old son, Landon, for the first time. Throughout the weekend, I couldn’t suppress my inner science nerd, and often found myself probing my nephew’s foot reflexes. Pressured from my wife’s disapproving looks and the blank stares I received from her family as I explained why his toes curled this way or that, I dropped the shop-talk in favor of baby-talk.

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