Brain scan shows the stunning bond between mother and child

This post is going to make you really want your mom!

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Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have taken an incredible brain scan to show to neurological side of the bond between mother and child.

Neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe captured the incredible image of herself holding her 2-month-old son, Percy on an MRI machine — which is definitely no easy task.

Saxe had to wait until her son fell asleep, then went into the machine and stayed totally still long enough to take the photo inside the scanner. The results were truly amazing.%shareLinks-quote="Some people look at it and see mostly the differences: How thin his skull is, how little space there is between the outside world and his brain. It's just this very fragile, very thin little shell." type="quote" author="Rebecca Saxe" authordesc="Today" isquoteoftheday="false"%Saxe continues, "on the other hand, you can look at it and see how similar it is to his mother's brain. How close in size, so much closer in size than his hand is."

This is what a mother's love looks like through the lens of science. MIT neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe took this amazing...

Posted by ScienceAlert on Sunday, December 6, 2015

Saxe explains to TODAY that the MRI was not to detect any problems, but rather to satisfy her and her coworkers' curiosity. Such a touching photo!

[h/t Cosmopolitan]

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