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Concussion Is a Serious Problem for Child Athletes: Scientific American

Concussion Is a Serious Problem for Child Athletes: Scientific American | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Concussion in children is a serious problem that deserves more attention...
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» Schizophrenia May be Immune, not Brain, Disorder - Psych Central News

» Schizophrenia May be Immune, not Brain, Disorder - Psych Central News | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Chinese scientists have shed more light on the theory that schizophrenia may be associated with a malfunctioning immune system.
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Mental illness: Early-life depression and anxiety changes structure of developing brain

Mental illness: Early-life depression and anxiety changes structure of developing brain | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
New research identifies the brain chemicals and circuits involved in mental illnesses like schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety, giving potential new directions to their treatment.

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The field of research on brain chemistry and mental illness is still young, though the research that has been done is promising. This new field is allowing clinicians to develop different and more effective treatments for several mental illnesses. Specifically, research on childhood anxiety and brain structure has shown that anxiety experienced in childhood may change the way that the amygdala connects to other regions of the brain. The amygdala plays a role in emotion regulation and is considered to be part of the limbic system. This finding can possibly explain how early life stresses contribute to future emotional and behavioral issues. If anxiety can be traced back to childhood, then treatment interventions as an adult may be different then if anxiety wasn't experienced in childhood.

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The Long Haul | Harvard Graduate School of Education

The Long Haul | Harvard Graduate School of Education | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

"It’s not the first question visitors ask, but you can see it in the darting eyes as folks walk through the halls teeming with students and staff. “What’s the secret?” they want to know. “How can Harlem Children’s Zone (HZC) get thousands of poor children to succeed academically where hundreds of programs and billions of dollars have failed?”



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Don't Let Your Preschoolers Forget How To Play

Don't Let Your Preschoolers Forget How To Play | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
As hard as it is to believe, there are children as young as 4 or 5 already showing signs of stress and burn-out because parents and teachers are misinformed...
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Adolescence and the Management of Parental Love | Psychology Today

Adolescence and the Management of Parental Love | Psychology Today | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
More important than ever, parental love can be harder to give to adolescents. By Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D....
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Speaker: Poverty too expensive

Speaker: Poverty too expensive | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
According to Scott Miller, America simply can't afford to let poverty remain a social norm.

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How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain

How Exercise Could Lead to a Better Brain | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

“Only one thing had mattered,” Rhodes says, “and that’s whether they had a running wheel.” Animals that exercised, whether or not they had any other enrichments in their cages, had healthier brains and performed significantly better on cognitive tests than the other mice."


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Sugar and kids: The toxic truth - 60 Minutes Overtime - CBS News

Sugar and kids: The toxic truth - 60 Minutes Overtime - CBS News | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses new research showing that sugar is toxic to the human body and what families can do about it Read more by 60 Minutes Overtime Staff on CBS News' 60 Minutes Overtime.
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TEDxEMU - Anthony DeBenedet - Playing For Our Health

Reclaiming play as a priority in our lives can transform and perhaps even heal us in powerful and unexpected ways. Unfortunately, from the moment we leave ch...
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The Importance of Early Childhood Attachment | Therapy Stew

The Importance of Early Childhood Attachment | Therapy Stew | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Attachment is the foundation of healthy childhood development and children with secure attachment are more likely have healthier relationships later in life.

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Parenting 2.0: Parenting 2.0 – Raising Humanity Collaboratively and Consciously

Parenting 2.0: Parenting 2.0 – Raising Humanity Collaboratively and Consciously | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Life Skills Educators from four continents intensify their transformational humanitarian endeavors as LinkedIn’s top ranked Parenting 2.0 (P20) group gathers for “Living Room” discussions regarding Life Skills development.

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FMRI Images Show How The Brain Looks When Out Of Patience And Losing Self-Control - BMED Report

FMRI Images Show How The Brain Looks When Out Of Patience And Losing Self-Control - BMED Report | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
New pictures from the University of Iowa show what it looks like when a person runs out of patience and loses self-control.
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HOW TO USE MUSIC TO IMPROVE MATH SKILLS

HOW TO USE MUSIC TO IMPROVE MATH SKILLS | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Using music to improve math skills is such an obvious integration of the arts with academics. The fact that many don’t get this seems unbelievable to me. Enough said. Let’s just make it...

 

More on MUSIC: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?q=music

 

 


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Anxious brains have child-like circuits

Anxious brains have child-like circuits | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A study suggests anxiety in adults can result from specific parts of the amygdala remaining like those of a child.

 

Articles about ANXIETY: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=anxiety

 


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"Spin-Doctor Parenting": Help Your Kids Avoid Summer Brain Drain: 5 Tips for Summer

"Spin-Doctor Parenting": Help Your Kids Avoid Summer Brain Drain: 5 Tips for Summer | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Summer vacation is right around the corner, which means a few things: sleeping late, lazy days spent in the sun, dips in the lake, barbeques...and unfortunately, "summer brain drain".

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When Toddlers Zone Out With an iPad

When Toddlers Zone Out With an iPad | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Touchscreen devices like iPads are much loved by little tykes. But parents worry about how it may effect their development. Is it better or worse than television?
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PreKandKSharing: Early Childhood Brain Activities to Share

PreKandKSharing: Early Childhood Brain Activities to Share | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

This community is working together to create awareness and put in place services to support the optimal development of children's brains. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to these important efforts. Hope you enjoy and share with parents and professionals for the benefit of children!

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Babies Born To Depressed Moms Have Higher Levels Of Stress Hormones » The Behavioral Medicine Report

Babies Born To Depressed Moms Have Higher Levels Of Stress Hormones » The Behavioral Medicine Report | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
The cocktail of hormones cascading through depressed mothers’ bodies may play an important role in the development of their unborn children’s brains.
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TEDxVictoria - Raffi Cavoukian - Respecting Earth & Child: Connecting the Dots

RAFFI!!! It takes a village

Known to millions simply as Raffi, Raffi Cavoukian is a renowned Canadian singer who is founder and chair of the Centre for Child Honouring on Salt Spring Is...


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Killing Kindergarten - Huffington Post (blog)

Killing Kindergarten - Huffington Post (blog) | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Killing KindergartenHuffington Post (blog)It wouldn't have to be this way if the educational system were structured to accommodate the natural, normal, and highly variable rates of development that occur in early childhood.

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What Type of Psych Testing is Best For My Child ADHD EF

What Type of Psych Testing is Best For My Child ADHD EF | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Although ADHD is a diagnosis made by clinical observation and behavioral report current neuroscience research shows us that ADHD is a brain uniqueness that can be assessed with neuropsychological assessment.
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