Monday, July 14, 2008

Smile, Baby, Smile - Mommy Needs a Hit

Buster’s gummy smiles make me melt, and a recent study sheds light on that effect:

When new mothers were shown photographs of smiling infants, the picture of their own smiling baby triggered a surge of dopamine in their brain, the same chemical the body produces when a person uses drugs, alcohol, or nicotine.

Fascinating. Healthier too.

In unrelated news, I’ve signed up for Twitter, as LadyMRules. Does that make me a Twit? Expressing one’s current actions in 140 characters or less and following everyone else’s current happenings seems a little time consuming, but it’s such a phenomenon that I want to try it out. And what better week to explore a new (to me) technology than during the BlogHer conference?


Magpie said...

blogher was (is?) the only reason i thought of twittering.

Kia said...

Nah, I think it makes you a Twittererererer.... ;)

Lara said...

i refer to twitter users as "twitterites" - but then, i'm an off-the-beaten-path kind of gal.

am now following you in twitland. can't wait to see you and fourth breakfast this weekend!

Mamacita Tina said...

I never heard of Twitter, until today that is, and on two different blogs.

That is one sweet smile on Buster!!!

Damselfly said...

No wonder I try to tickle my son all the time. ;)