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Maternity causes a neuronal explosion and equips the brain with new abilities. It seems that mother nature prepares mothers biologically to respond to emergencies and protect life. For example, a mouse that has given birth is more capable of confronting danger, managing stress and finding the exit from a maze than a virgin mouse. The interesting thing is that these traits also develop in females of other species which adopt cubs without having given birth to them. The activity of caring generates neurological changes. In our world, the fact that someone is born a woman does not mean being born a mother.