ERIC Number: EJ1125274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Epigenetics of the Developing Brain
Champagne, Frances A.
ZERO TO THREE, v35 n3 p2-8 Jan 2015
Advances in understanding of the dynamic molecular interplay between DNA and its surrounding proteins suggest that epigenetic mechanisms are a critical link between early life experiences (e.g., prenatal stress, parent-offspring interactions) and long-term changes in brain and behavior. Although much of this evidence comes from animal studies, there is increasing converging evidence of these epigenetic processes in humans. These new insights into epigenetic pathways highlight the integration of nature and nurture during development and the potential for heritable changes that persist across generations.
Descriptors: Brain, Child Development, Genetics, Environmental Influences, Prenatal Influences, Parent Influence, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship
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