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Discussion Group: Early Stressors on Brain Development

Continuing the new initiative on Neuroscience and Society, the Office of Neuroscience Research announces a new Discussion Group: Early Stressors on Brain Development.  A discussion group format will allow presentations/overviews on subject matter that isn’t necessarily tied to a single article.  Potential topics include

  • socioeconomic status
  • stress
  • nutrition
  • depression
  • early institutional/foster care

Click here to see a list of representative publications.  Discussion leaders can choose from this list or suggest an alternative topic/publication.

The group will meet on the third Thursday of each month, 4-5p, with meetings on the Danforth or Medical Campus.

For questions and/or to be added to an email distribution list, contact Anneliese Schaefer.

Discussion Group Schedule, 2017/2018
Third Thursday, 4-5p
Location varies -- check below, under date

Date/Location Discussion Leader Topic/Publication

November 16, 2017

Psychology Bldg 216
Danforth Campus

Deanna Barch

Previous Institutionalization Is Followed by Broader Amygdala–Hippocampal–PFC Network Connectivity during Aversive Learning in Human Development. Silvers et al (2016), J Neurosci 36(24):6420-30.

Causal effects of the early caregiving environment on development of stress response systems in children.  McLaughlin et al (2014), PNAS 112(18):5637-42.

January 18, 2018

Farrell LTC 206
Medical Campus

Andrew Fishell

Nutrition factors predict earlier acquisition of motor and language milestones among young children in Haiti. Iannotti et al (2016), Acta Paediatr 105(9):1651-2227.

Nutrient Supplementation and Neurodevelopment:Timing Is the Key. Cusick and Georgieff (2012), Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166(5):481-482.

February 15, 2018

Farrell LTC 206
Medical Campus

Mitch D'Rozario

Childhood undernutrition, the gut microbiota, and microbiota-directed therapeutics. Blanton et al (2016), Science aad9359.

March 15, 2018

Farrell LTC 203
Medical Campus

 Emily Slat

Socioeconomic Status, hair cortisol and internalizing symptoms in parents and children. Ursache, Merz, Melvin, Meyer, Knoble KG. Psychoneuroendocrinology (2017) Epub  

April 19, 2018

Hillman Hall 110
Danforth Campus

 Trish Kohl


May 17, 2018