In this podcast, Dr. Alison Gopnik vividly describes a number of compelling recent research studies that illustrate how very young children’s brains develop and how parents can use that information to nurture their children's healthy development.
Dr. Gopnik is a professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, as well as author of The Philosophical Baby and co-author of The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind.
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Key findings from ZERO TO THREE’s 2009 National Parent Survey
Baby Brain Map
Frequently Asked Questions About Brain Development
The Psychologist in the Baby: A Zero to Three Journal Article About Brain Development in the Early Years
Healthy Minds, a series of 7 age-based handouts on supporting healthy brain development over the first three years
A Call to Action on Behalf of Maltreated Infants and Toddlers
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can holding, cuddling, and eye contact help babies grow and develop?
What do babies think when they look at pictures in a book?
When do toddlers understand logic?