New tools are helping neuroscientists investigate why early life is such a crucial time for neural development
The baby brain: Learning in leaps and bounds
Every baby’s brain has a nearly infinite potential to learn and thrive, coupled with an exquisite vulnerability to adverse experiences, starting in utero. By the time a child reaches kindergarten, their brain has more than doubled in size, on average. But, as any parent will tell you, every child reaches such milestones on their own schedule. Learn more with selected articles from Knowable Magazine and Annual Reviews, and join us for a free online event with child development experts on March 23
From Knowable Magazine
Neuroscientists have long known that shut-eye helps consolidate memories in adults. Napping may play an equally crucial role in infants and young children.
Learning a language is child’s play, but linguists are still trying to understand how children do it so easily
Stress and anxiety during pregnancy can mean a higher risk of offspring developing ADHD, depression or other conditions. Medical psychologist Catherine Monk explains how prenatal mental care benefits mothers and babies.
The links between nerve cells, called synapses, allow us to learn and adapt, and hold clues to conditions such as autism, schizophrenia and more
selected scholarly reviews
This review examines the state of developmental cognitive neuroscience in the era of networks and big data.
This review summarizes evidence on the effects and cost-effectiveness of childhood development programs and services from ages 3 to 9.
The roots of disorders such as ADHD or schizophrenia are laid before birth in the brain of a developing fetus. Researchers are starting to spot mechanisms by which a mother’s distress or anxiety can alter the risk of such diseases.
Register for the March 23 online event
March 23: Learn how the baby brain changes from pregnancy to toddlerhood, and what parents, teachers and policymakers can do to ensure kids are set up for success