Brain development in infants
An overview of brain development in very young children and the environmental factors that affect the developing brain including interactions with adults and early stress and trauma. United States
Nature, nurture and early brain development
Brain development research distinguishes between sensitive periods and critical periods of development. Understanding the difference is very important for recognizing what infants and toddlers need early in life. United States
Children's emotional development and brain architecture
Young children's early emotional experiences become embedded in the architecture of their brains. This articles sets out what is known about this process and the implications of this knowledge about young children's brain development for policy and practice. United States
Young children's stress and brain development
Studies of children are beginning to document the relationship between early stress experiences and young children's development. Sensitive and responsive care-giving can serve as a powerful buffer against stress hormone (cortisol) exposure. United States
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