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A podcast for parents, health care providers, scientists and anyone interested in current research on ‘mommy brain’ and brain changes with parenting. Talking with leading researchers in the field.

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Mommy Brain Revisited Dr. Jodi Pawluski

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A podcast for parents, health care providers, scientists and anyone interested in current research on ‘mommy brain’ and brain changes with parenting. Talking with leading researchers in the field.

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mommybrainrevisited/support

    34. After the Storm

    34. After the Storm

    On this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited talk with Emma Jane Unsworth, British writer and bestselling author. We talk about her memoir After the Storm: Postnatal Depression and the Utter Weirdness of New Motherhood and what she did to prepare for her second pregnancy and postpartum experience.  This podcast episode is part of a collaboration with InSPIre the Mind – a digital magazine – where we have been doing a series on Maternal Mental Health. Listen to the podcast, read the book and check out the maternal mental health series. All are musts.

    For more on Emma Jane Unsworth’s book After the Storm: Postnatal Depression and the Utter Weirdness of New Motherhood see: https://www.waterstones.com/book/after-the-storm/emma-jane-unsworth/9781788166553

    You can read the Maternal Mental Health series here: https://www.inspirethemind.org/our-series


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    • 49 min
    33. The Perfect Storm: Understanding Perinatal Mental Illness

    33. The Perfect Storm: Understanding Perinatal Mental Illness

    On this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited I talk with Prof Carmine Pariante, a psychiatrist and professor at King's College London. This episode is part of a collaboration with InSPIre the Mind – a digital magazine – where we are doing a series of blogs on maternal mental illness. Over the next month check out stories from the series at : https://www.inspirethemind.org/our-series

    In this episode we talk about the different mental illnesses that can occur during the perinatal period, the causes for these illnesses, and the need to improve our support to those who birth the next generation.

    You can read the InSPIre the Mind Maternal Mental Illness series here: https://www.inspirethemind.org/our-series

    For more about Prof Carmine Pariante see: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/professor-carmine-pariante


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    • 51 min
    32. Milking It For All It's Worth

    32. Milking It For All It's Worth

    In this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited I talk with Dr. Amanda Kentner a Full Professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in the USA. We talk about her recent research published at eNeuro on the important role that enrichment can play in parenting and development. Don’t miss this episode on cutting edge research in behavioral neuroscience. So interesting!

    Download the publication here: https://www.eneuro.org/content/9/4/ENEURO.0148-22.2022

    For more information about Prof. Kentner’s research see https://www.kentnerlab.org/

    Citations: DeRosa H, Caradonna SG, Tran H, Marrocco J, Kentner AC. Milking It for All It's Worth: The Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Maternal Nurturance, Lactation Quality, and Offspring Social Behavior. eNeuro. 2022 Aug 25;9(4):ENEURO.0148-22.2022. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0148-22.2022. PMID: 35995560.

    Follow @dr.jodi_pawluski on instagram for more on how the brain changes with parenting. 

    https://www.jodipawluski.com/




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    • 43 min
    31. Memory Expertise in Pregnancy?

    31. Memory Expertise in Pregnancy?

    In this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited I talk with Dr. Bridget Callaghan, an Assistant Professor at UCLA, about recent research she’s done on memory during pregnancy. Love this research! We talk about “baby brain”, hippocampal-dependent memory changes during pregnancy – what the data shows, how we need to think about memory and motherhood, and where research needs to go to understand memory changes during the perinatal period in birthing and non-birthing parents.

    For more about her research see: https://brainandbodylab.psych.ucla.edu/


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    • 37 min
    30. Adult-Infant Brain Synchrony and the Importance of Maternal Cues

    30. Adult-Infant Brain Synchrony and the Importance of Maternal Cues

    In this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited I talk with Dr. Ruth Feldman, the Simms-Mann Professor of Developmental Social Neuroscience at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzlia with joint appointment at Yale Child Study Center. We talk about her recent research on neural synchrony and how maternal cues can aid in neural synchrony between strangers and infants. We also talk about the importance of understanding brain changes with perinatal mental illness and her ongoing research on the parental brain. 

    Don’t miss this episode on cutting edge research from a leader in the field!

    For more information about Dr. Feldman’s research see https://ruthfeldmanlab.com/




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    • 37 min
    29. Fatherhood and the Brain

    29. Fatherhood and the Brain

    In this episode of Mommy Brain Revisited I talk with Dr. James Rilling a Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University in the USA. We talk about his research on brain changes in human fathers. So cool! We also talk the interplay between oxytocin, testosterone, dad brain changes as well as tradeoffs between parenting and mating and more! Don’t miss this episode and share it with a dad near you.

    For more information about Dr. Rilling’s research see: http://anthropology.emory.edu/home/people/faculty/rilling.html

    For more about me see www.jodipawluski.com


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    • 42 min

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Thank you for making an excellent podcast highlighting new parental brain research. It’s a great way to keep up with new studies would working away in the lab on my own parental care dissertation!

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