Dr. Blair Speaks at 2014 Brain Awareness Night

Image from the Urban Child Institute website

by Megan Zhang

Brain Awareness Night is held annually by the Urban Child Institute of Memphis, Tennessee each year highlighting different developmental psychologists who give talks on the developing brain. This year, NEL’s Dr. Clancy Blair spoke about the impacts of early brain development on success later in life. Things like emotional self-regulation during childhood have a strong impact on the child’s future well-being. For example, consistent activation of stress hormones early in life can wire the brain’s response to future experiences, making the brain less reflective and more reactive and impulsive over time.

What are the further implications of this? Watch the video of his talk or read the full transcript here to find out!