Orphans’ Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape a Child’s Brain

February 24, 2014

Publication: NPR

Featured Expert: Charles A. Nelson III

Link: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/02/20/280237833/orphans-lonely-beginnings-reveal-how-parents-shape-a-childs-brain

This National Public Radio story explores the effects of neglect on the developing brains of children living in Romanian orphanages. It highlights the research of Center-affiliated faculty member Charles A. Nelson III, whose studies of Romanian orphans examine how brain wiring goes awry when children are deprived of responsive caregiving.

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