As Experiências Moldam a Arquitetura do Cérebro

As Experiências Moldam a Arquitetura do Cérebro is the Portuguese translation of Experiences Build Brain Architecture, part of the Center’s three-part video series Three Core Concepts in Early Development (Três Conceitos Fundamentais Sobre o Desenvolvimento na Primeira Infância). The basic architecture of the brain is constructed through a process that begins early in life and continues into adulthood. Simpler circuits come first and more complex brain circuits build on them later. Genes provide the basic blueprint, but experiences influence how or whether genes are expressed. Together, they shape the quality of brain architecture and establish either a sturdy or a fragile foundation for all of the learning, health, and behavior that follow. Plasticity, or the ability for the brain to reorganize and adapt, is greatest in the first years of life and decreases with age.

This video has been translated and adapted for a Brazilian audience as part of the Center on the Developing Child’s collaboration with local experts to use the science of child health and development to guide stronger policies and larger investments to benefit young children and their families in Brazil. The Center collaborates with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of São Paulo, and Insper.

Learn more about applying the science of early childhood in Brazil.

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