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A growing body of research now shows that poverty changes the way children’s brains develop, shrinking parts of the brain essential for memory, planning, and decision-making.
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The risks of antidepressants during pregnancy are minimal — and they pale in comparison to the risks of not treating depression.
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The brain’s impressive capacity to adapt and remodel itself peaks in childhood.
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Environment and experiences in the teen years guide development of some of the human brain’s more complex functions.
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The first months and years of life mark the most rapid periods of growth and development for the human brain.
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The neural connections that develop during infancy and childhood can have lasting effects on learning and health.
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Getting to the right place so the brain can work properly is the ultimate challenge for any neuron, but motor neurons have it especially tough.
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Learn some tips and techniques for engaging children in the classroom.
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Teens’ nocturnal lifestyles are more than a personal preference — dramatic hormonal changes during puberty alter the brain circuits that regulate sleep.
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This short video clip shows fetal cerebral cortex development.
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Read more to discover the cognitive benefits of play in early childhood.
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Theory of mind is your ability to infer and understand other people’s thoughts, desires, and beliefs — no telepathic superpowers required.
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