Collaboration with NEL and NYU’s Sullivan lab publish first cross-species paper

NEL’s postdoctoral research scientist, Rosemarie Perry, recently published her paper “Developing a neurobehavioral animal model of poverty: Drawing cross-species connections between environments of scarcity-adversity, parenting quality, and infant outcome.” Her work examines the mechanisms by which poverty affects development, and accomplishes this by comparing a rodent model of scarcity-adversity to results from a longitudinal study of human infants and families who faced high levels of scarcity adversity. The results from both studies indicate that parenting techniques can influence development, with positive and sensitive parenting ameliorating the negative effects that stress has on early child development.

Curious to learn more? Check out the full paper.

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