The Brain

"Imagine two college students; let’s call them John and Jack. They are both in an especially hard lecture class with a not-so-forgiving professor. They spend days preparing for their midterm to no avail—both do poorly. From the outside, John and Jack are both generally happy people....

New research shows long-lasting changes that bond mothers to babies. " Pregnancy doesn’t just leave stretch marks. It changes a woman’s brain in ways that are “pronounced and long-lasting” and that appear to help new mothers bond with their babies. Those are the striking conclusions from...

"Early childhood development (ECD) is one of the most cost- effective investments a country can make to build human capital and promote sustainable development. Economic analyses from both the developed and developing world point to the same conclusion: Investing in the early years yields some...

  Scientific evidence and programmatic experiences to support investment in maternal and child nutrition have improved markedly in recent years. Consensus has been reached on a number of issues as there is greater understanding of the short- and long-term consequences of undernutrition in all its forms,...

Although the baby is a simple creature in many ways, he also contains the blueprints for a complex life within his cells. Each baby has a unique personal store of genes which can be activated by experience.   Already, in the first weeks, a temperamental bias may...

Relational synchroni  help children grow well "Have you ever wondered why some people are so much happier working in groups than others?  Or how some couples stay madly in love and remain attached to each other for decades?  The answer may actually lie in their early-childhood and infancy...

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