Facts of Life

Motherhood not only makes females smarter, but it also makes them calmer under pressure and more courageous than females 1 who do not mother offspring, a U.S. researcher says. Neuro-scientist Craig Kinsley of the University of Richmond in Virginia, writing in the journal Physiology and Behavior, called the phenomenon “maternal-induced neural plasticity.”

Source: LA Times, Oct. 29 Register Illustration by Tim Rauch