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'The developing human brain' public lecture

Prof James Boardman - The developing human brain
When Feb 25, 2019
from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Chancellor's Building, Edinburgh, EH16 4SB
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The first 1000 days of life – the time between conception and a child’s second birthday – set the foundation for healthy growth and development across the whole life course. It is a critical period of rapid and expansive change in brain structure and function: new structures emerge and connections that underpin the ability to think, learn and relate to others become established.

Prof James Boardman from the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health will describe how magnetic resonance imaging and other technologies have deepened knowledge about ways in which problems during this period including premature birth, sub-optimal nutrition, and drug exposures affect brain development; and he will discuss new ways of measuring the impact of these events on childhood outcome.

Understanding how the trajectory of brain development is influenced during the first 1000 days may lead to new approaches for optimising brain development, and restoring the life potential of children who experience complications around the time of birth.

This lecture will be followed by a reception in the Jex-Blake suite.

Free registration is via Eventbrite through the website linked below.

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