Reviewing publications and current understanding of early stressors on brain development.

Potential topics include

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

Questions about the Discussion Group? Contact the ONR.

2017-18 Schedule

Thursdays
Location varies — check below, under date
4-5:00p

November 16
Psychology Building 216 (Danforth Campus)

Deanna Barch, presenter

“Previous Institutionalization Is Followed by Broader Amygdala–Hippocampal–PFC Network Connectivity during Aversive Learning in Human Development”
Silvers, et al. (2016) J Neurosci

“Causal effects of the early caregiving environment on development of stress response systems in children”
McLaughlin, et al. (2015) PNAS


January 18
Farrell LTC 206 (Medical Campus)

Andrew Fishell, presenter

“Nutrition factors predict earlier acquisition of motor and language milestones among young children in Haiti” 
Iannotti et al. (2016), Acta Paediatr

“Nutrient Supplementation and Neurodevelopment: Timing Is the Key”
Cusick and Georgieff. (2012), Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med


February 15
Farrell LTC 206 (Medical Campus)

Mitch D’Rozario, presenter

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


March 15
Farrell LTC 203 (Medical Campus)

Emily Slat, presenter

“Socioeconomic Status, hair cortisol and internalizing symptoms in parents and children”
Ursache, et al. (2017) Psychoneuroendocrinology