A new study out of the University of Calgary is suggesting that two parents may be better than one when it comes to learning and memory in their children.Frankly, I'm surprised the story even saw the light of day, considering how politically incorrect it would seem to be in this culture. However, one significant and obvious question was indeed ignored:
The scientists divided mice into three groups:
The question being, how did those raised by two females fare compared to those raised by one female and one male. Wouldn't it seem natural to answer that one?
They then waited for the offspring to reach adulthood to find out if there was any impact on brain cell production.
- Pups raised to adulthood by one female
- Pups raised to adulthood by one female and one male
- Pups raised to adulthood by two females.
The study also revealed that the advantages of dual parenting were also passed along to the next generation, even if their offspring were raised by one female.
The researchers say the data provides evidence that parenting and the environment directly impact adult brain cell production in the mice model and that it is possible similar effects could be seen in other mammals, such as humans.