“During the last two decades, interest in better understanding the biological and particularly brain basis of human attachment has steadily grown. This process led to the emergence of a new area of research at the interface of neuroscience and psychology, the social neuroscience of human attachment. Over the years, there have been many claims reflecting both an under- as well as over-estimation of the role of attachment across the life span. By combining state-of-the art neuroimaging methods to measure brain structure and function with assessment tools derived from attachment theory, part of the value of the social neuroscience of human attachment comes from its addition of empirical results to the field.”
Dr Pascal Vrticka contributed to the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) Attachment Guide with an entry on The Social Neuroscience of Human Attachment on 25 January 2021. Please follow the above link to read more.