ERIC Number: ED534144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Connecting Neurons, Concepts, and People: Brain Development and Its Implications. Preschool Policy Brief. Issue 17
Thompson, Ross A.
National Institute for Early Education Research
The past decade has seen an upsurge in public understanding of early brain development. News reports, statements by policymakers, and commercial marketing of products for infants and young children have all contributed to a widespread understanding of the explosive growth of the brain in the early years and that stimulation acts as a catalyst to brain growth. Beyond this, however, most people are unsure what to make of this new knowledge about brain development. This policy brief summarizes what is known about early neurobiological development and corrects some of the common misunderstandings and misrepresentations of the research.
Descriptors: Brain, Scientific Research, Child Development, Stimulation, Cognitive Development, Neurology, Biology, Preschool Education, Public Policy, Prenatal Influences
National Institute for Early Education Research. Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, 73 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Tel: 848-932-4350; Fax: 732-932-4360; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.nieer.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts
Authoring Institution: National Institute for Early Education Research