Maternal-fetal attachment and resting frontal alpha asymmetry: the mediating role of depression

Kenny Chiu, Helena Rutherford

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Maternal-fetal attachment (Mfa) represents an important, though understudied, construct in reproductive and infant psychology. for example, children of mothers with higher levels of Mfa tend to have better motor functioning, problem solving skills, and social communication skills (alhusen et al., 2013). We were particularly interested in whether a well-established neurophysiological marker of affective style, namely resting frontal alpha asymmetry (faa), may be associated with Mfa, given recent research suggests that maternal emotional states may shape neural responses to infant affective cues measured during pregnancy (rutherford et al., 2016; 2017).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e3
JournalJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event37th Annual SRIP Conference - Principal Hotel, York, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Sep 201713 Sep 2017

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