Building better brains

New frontiers in Early Childhood Development.

Adolescent girls pledge an oath at the AGG meeting as part of the Laado program initiative, Lakhasar village, Sri Dungargarh block, Bikaner district, Rajasthan, India.
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Highlights

Advances in neuroscience are beginning to drive a revolutionary shift in the way we think about child development, as we learn more about the impact of both positive and negative experiences — and the interplay of experience and genetics — on the developing brain. These developments have significant implications for the future of millions of the world’s most disadvantaged children and their societies — and therefore for our work in both humanitarian and development contexts.

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