Center on the Developing Child

First Impressions: A virtual experience of the first year of life

Using virtual reality (VR) technology, the Guardian has created “First Impressions,” which enables viewers to explore how a baby sees the world during the first six months of life. National Scientific Council on the Developing Child member Charles Nelson guides viewers through the 360-degree VR experience, explaining the impact of extreme adversity such as neglect on a child’s brain development and lifelong health, behavior, and learning.

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