Study says gay dads think like mother and father combined

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A new study has revealed the brain of a gay father thinks the same as both a heterosexual mother and father at the same time.

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New research has found that gay dads' brains think the same way as both a mother and father at the same time.

The findings came about through a study examining how parents' brain activity changes after having a baby.

The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, monitored the brain's reaction in different parents to video footage of children.

They found women became hyper-reactive to emotional cues like a baby crying, whereas hetrosexual men had heightened function in their cognitive circuits, which helped them determine whether the baby's movements meant a need for attention, reports Time.

However the research also found that in gay men, both areas of the brain were more responsive, meaning both their emotional and cognitive responses were heightened.

"Fathers' brains are very plastic," Ruth Feldman, the head of the study, said. "When there are two fathers, their brains must recruit both networks, the emotional and cognitive, for optimal parenting."

Same-sex adoption has been legal in the UK since 2002, however the study has huge implications for adoption in America (where the study was carried out) as many US adoption agencies do not accept applications from gay couples, and in some states it is against the law.

This research proves that being gay has no affect on how you think or feel as a parent. Sort it out America.

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