The Science behind Parenting with Dr. Shir Atzil

May 7, 2021

Infants are born unable to care for themselves. Their survival and development depend on their caregivers. Studies show that early social bonding with a primary caregiver is necessary for mental and physical health and is associated with greater well-being and success in adulthood.

On this episode of HUJI Bites, we speak with Dr. Shir Atzil a Primary Investigator at the Department of Psychology about the neurobiological mechanisms needed for human social bonding and how it can have huge implications for child development, as well as for the health and wellbeing of parents and children.