Scientists Say That All Women Subconsciously Love Being Called "Baby". Here's Why
Admit it, you can't help but love it when your partner calls you "baby."
While the impact of the specific word "baby" hasn't been studied in depth, there is a lot of scientific research on the correlation between happy couples and nicknames.
Plus, when we hear positive or negative words, they resonate with us on a "visceral, autonomic level" according to Tech Knowledge. For instance, when we hear the word "no" we become stressed, but when we hear words like "baby" and "yes" our brains become less stressed.
Here's why baby is such a positive word to us:
So positive words make us feel positive things... and being positive benefits our overall well-being.
Authors of "Words Can Change Your Brain" Andrew Newberg, MD and Mark Robert Waldman found that having a positive word in your brain stimulates frontal lobe activity, including languages centers in your motor cortex, which is responsible for movement. Basically, the better you feel inside, the more shit you'll get done because you'll become more motivated.
You can be wicked independent and still subconsciously seek protection and security.
According to Psychology Today, “Sensuality releases dopamine, and this motivates our brain to seek more, even to the point of addiction. Then, the addition of neurochemicals like oxytocin and vasotocin (released within the care circuits) help us to build long-lasting relationships filled with kindness, compassion and trust."
Using pet names in relationships has been found to be a healthy sign in a relationship, according to a piece from Scientific American called "Why We Use Pet Names In Relationships." In fact, 76% of couples that reported to be in a happy relationship used pet names for each other. Research suggests this helps partners feel safe, loved and connected to one another.