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Is “Mommy Brain” A Real Thing?

The science is mixed.

ELLE Magazine (US)
May 12, 2016 · 7 min read
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Would you tell a man who complained of severe memory loss that he was “just a young father,” or explain that a certain condition would make him “feel like a ditz”?

Women are often the ones cementing the stereotypes: that mothers are scattered, foggy, incompetent. And yet it’s understandable — because I myself feel scattered, foggy, and incompetent a good three-quarters of the time.

The term “mommy brain” only dates back to the 1960s, Cost said — the very moment white middle-class mothers entered the workplace in large numbers.

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