Despite tremendous progress in developmental neurobiology over the past two decades, we know less than the public believes we do about human brain development and even less about the role of experience in sculpting the developing brain. While we recognize that the first two to three years of life are critical in fostering healthy neural and psychological development, we have strikingly little data on exactly which aspects of experience are essential to development or how experience works itself into the structure of the developing brain. The goal of the Network on Early Experience and Brain Development is to study the relationship between brain and behavioral development, to clarify the role of experience in brain development, and to enhance the understanding of how neurobiological development and behavioral development are linked. The network bridges three related disciplines: developmental psychology, developmental neurobiology, and various pediatric subdisciplines.
A network of civil society organizations in India have released an analysis of 124 maternal deaths from across the country in an effort to elucidate the circumstances under which women die in pregnancy, delivery, and post-partum. Read More
A report from John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health identifies effective interventions to improve young people’s sexual and reproductive health. Read More
October 24, 2014 - Publication
A report from the John Howard Association of Illinois explores how young people who have been tried, convicted and imprisoned as adults understand and perceive the process, and makes a number of recommendations for improving it. Read More