Do you know why your heart melt with compassion and care when you see a baby? Well, a new study claims that nature designed us in such a way that care-giving feelings arise in us when we see a cute baby.
As babies need care to survive, we are designed to show compassion towards babies. That is the reason why we tend to become alert when we hear a baby crying.
Both infants and cute animals affect our brains in different ways. Cuteness seems to ignite the caring behaviour in the brain networks of adults.
Certain parts of the brain also get activated with certain sounds and other visual cues that indicate a baby that requires care.
Evolution has embedded a protective mechanism in babies in the form of cuteness and this aspect helps in the survival.
So, this study concludes that babies trigger care giving behaviours in adults and this is a part of the evolutionary mechanism that is required for human survival.