The effects of profound early deprivation on brain and behavioural development

Created: 2016-10-28 11:07
Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications
Description: In this talk, Professor Charles A. Nelson, Harvard University, discusses what happens to children whose experience after birth deviates from the norm; specifically, infants who experience profound early neglect. In the Bucharest Early Intervention Project three groups of Romanian children are being studied: infants abandoned to institutions and who remain in institutional care; infants abandoned to institutions but then placed in high quality foster care; and infants who have never been institutionalized. These three groups have been studied for the past 16 years and in this talk he discusses the findings from a variety of domains (including but not limited to IQ, attachment, and brain development). This work will be considered within the broader context of the 140 million parentless children around the world, 8 million of whom are being raised in institutional settings.

This talk is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council.
 

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The effects of profound early deprivation on brain and behavioural development

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In this talk, Professor Charles A. Nelson, Harvard University, discusses what happens to children whose experience after birth deviates from the norm; specifically, infants who...

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In this talk, Professor Charles A. Nelson, Harvard University, discusses what happens to children whose experience after birth deviates from the norm; specifically, infants who...

Collection: The effects of profound early deprivation on brain and behavioural development

Institution: Office of External Affairs and Communications

Created: Fri 28 Oct 2016