Dr Sallee McLauren: We’re heading to the brave new world idea. If you take away what’s human about people, you can lose a whole lot of very important attributes. Like you might lose important aspects of sensitivity, important aspects of subtlety and intelligence and this is a very risky thing to be doing..
Booros, who spent nine years on the PGA Tour and who won the Philadelphia Section title in 1990, knew he was in deep trouble as he stood on the 17th tee. He unloaded a big drive that shortened the par 5 hole considerably. He hit a 5 iron to within 12 feet of the hole, then rolled in the eagle putt..
The secret irreversible change a new father’s body undergoes to make him a better parentWhen you become a new father the structure of your brain changes and the level of hormones in your body change for good to make you more caring.(Image: Caiaimage)Get daily updates directly to your inboxSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailFifty years ago a father’s role was assumed to be clear: he went to work; he provided the pay cheque; and he acted as a disciplinarian when he got home.But in 2018 a father’s role is much more fluid and complex.And while every dad knows his life changes dramatically when he becomes a father what you might not know if your body does too.Did you know your body undergoes a series of irreversible physical changes when your baby is born?Just like a woman’s body changes and hormone balance alters so does a man’s when a child arrives.In fact it is as big a change as when puberty hit.Dr Anna Machin an evolutionary anthropologist at Oxford University has spent 10 years working with new dads to gain a unique scientific insight into what it is to be a father in the modern world.Her new book ‘The Life Of Dad’, the result of that decade of research, shows how it’s not just new mums who undergo physiological changes.And she appeared on the Daily Mirror’s First Time Dads podcast to explain just how remarkable those changes are.You can listen to the full episode for free here:Evolutionary anthropologist Dr Machin said: “The brain changes when you become a father and your personality and psychology change.”When I looked at this 10 years ago the research seemed to suggest dads were dispensable and simply the discipline giver.”That’s wrong. Human dads are really rare.”I discovered evolution has prepared men to father.”Men are as prepared as women are they don’t get a pregnancy, a childbirth or breastfeeding but there are other ways.”Your hormones are triggered to parent and your brain is changed.”What happens to every man after he becomes a father is his testosterone drops and it never returns to where it was.”But don’t panic because the lower your testosterone the better father you are. You are able to empathise with your child and read your child’s needs.”The second thing that happens when your testosterone drops is the Oxytocin and dopamine levels climb meaning the reward hormones rise..