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.
July 22, 2014 - From The Field
Four leading community development financial institutions (CDFIs) are competing for $8.25 million in grants and low-cost, long-term loans. Winners of the NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance must have innovative strategies to expand housing opportunities such ... Read More
July 21, 2014 - From The Field
Efforts by the National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems, a multi-funder initiative supported by the Foundation, have secured important juvenile justice reforms in Colorado, Washington, and New Hampshire. Read More
July 17, 2014 - From The Field
Federal immigration courts have adopted two reforms that will expand access to legal protection for unaccompanied child migrants. Read More