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ERIC Number: ED503042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Rich Experiences, Physical Activity Create Healthy Brains: An Interview with Developmental Psychologist William Greenough. Perspectives
Ray, Marcy, Ed.
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
In this interview, Council member William Greenough discusses the need for rich, complex experiences combined with physical activity in early childhood to help build a strong foundation for learning. He explains how rich, complex experiences are necessary for the development of sound brain architecture, particularly during early childhood, but also throughout the life span. Physical activity is particularly beneficial for brain development and cognitive development, especially when combined with new experiences. These findings underscore the need to create environments for children that support the developing brain architecture. [The interviewer for this report was Dean Stahl.]
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. Available from: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. 50 Church Street 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: 617-496-0578; Fax: 617-496-1229; e-mail: developingchild@harvard.edu; Web site: http://www.developingchild.harvard.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Scientific Council on the Developing Child