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Books Change How a Child's Brain Grows | Wired Science | Wired.com

Books Change How a Child's Brain Grows | Wired Science | Wired.com | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Books and educational toys can make a child smarter, but they also influence how the brain grows, according to new research presented here on Sunday at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.
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Deborah McNelis's comment, October 20, 2012 11:50 AM
A valuable article on important research. Continuing to share evidence of what is best for developing brains is essential to making a positive impact.
Audrey's comment, January 29, 2013 5:37 AM
I would agree. Do have a look at all the educational toys to be found on http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk
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Predicting children’s language development

Predicting children’s language development | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it
We depend on a barrage of standardized tests to assess everything from aptitude to intelligence. But do they provide an accurate forecast when it comes to something as complex as language?

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Natures Neurons: Do Early Experiences in the Natural World Help Shape Children’s Brain Architecture?

Natures Neurons: Do Early Experiences in the Natural World Help Shape Children’s Brain Architecture? | 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience | Scoop.it

What role do early childhood experiences in nearby nature play in the formation of brain architecture? It’s time for science to ask that question.

 

In January, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof reported on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ “landmark warning that toxic stress can harm children for life.” This was, he wrote, a “’policy statement’ from the premier association of pediatricians, based on two decades of scientific research,” and he added that the statement “has revolutionary implications for medicine and for how we can more effectively chip away at poverty and crime.”

 

From conception through early childhood, brain architecture is particularly malleable and influenced by environment and relationships with primary caregivers, including toxic stress caused by abuse or chronic neglect. By interfering with healthy brain development, such stress can undermine the cognitive skills and health of a child, leading to learning difficulty and behavior problems, as well as psychological and behavior problems, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and other physical ailments later in life.


Via Daniel House, Martin Daumiller, Alice Ruxton Abler, Rachelle Capo, Gina Stepp
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Alice Ruxton Abler's comment, August 3, 2012 3:42 PM
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