Why do we have a strong reaction to cute cats , puppies or babies without any exception , everybody like to see and touch cute things But do you know why ?
Finaly a study Reveals the reason why we adore cute cats , dogs , puppies and kids ; The Biologist Konrad Lorenz researched the “ KINDERSCHEMA” Or child scheme , A set of traits that define what we consider CUTE :
Human nurturing instinct programs us to take care of anything that looks baby-like , This even works for inanimate objects as far as small objects like small clothes or even bicycles , the mecanisme is too simple , When shown cute photos or videos , two parts of the brain are activated
To keep this instinctive protection , humans have evolved to stay childlike for as long as possible which is called neoteny
Most animals without neoteny are self-sufficient after birth , Fish , reptiles and insects aren’t considered cute