Don’t you love it when scientists discover something completely kooky that we do as humans?
Something that has nothing to do with television or self-help-books or iPhones…just an animalistic human reaction?
Well, you and me baby ain’t nothing but mammals, so here’s a cute little fact that will have you beating your chest: mothers tend to carry children on their left side to connect them with their right brain.
Yep, all those years of hauling toddlers onto your left hip has been driven by a primal instinct millions of years old to connect you with your child.
According to research published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, mothers will hold their offspring to the left to spur the right brain into action.
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The right brain, you see, is in charge of language and emotional signals - so by holding the baby to the left, the mother is better equipped to read and understand their cues.
Like, ever notice how everyone else just hears a baby crying *shudders* but the mother understands it as, 'Yo woman, give me milk'?
Yeah. Yep. PRIMAL INSTINCT.