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Naked Neuroscience episode

Sun, 19th Oct 2014

How to Nurture a Child's Brain

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The Importance of Play - we examine the child brain: looking how the Victorians viewed babies, ask could early childhood stress, like changing schools, parents divorcing or having an anxious, overbearing mother, EVER be a good thing? Plus we examine the brains of young criminals and ask could brain anatomy and activity findings better inform youth rehabilitation services..... 

A special Naked Neuroscience episode supported by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. 

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In this edition of Naked Neuroscience

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  • 01:46 - A Story of Neglect

    In America alone, four children die every day as a result of child abuse. We find out what Brad found in one UK home....

  • 03:49 - Can Words Damage the Brain?

    Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you. True, or false? The effects of emotional abuse revealed...

  • 06:37 - Rebuilding Lives

    Kids Company charity supports over 36,000 young people who have experienced abuse and maltreatment, and helps to improve their lives...

  • 21:41 - What was it like in Oliver Twist's day?

    Were the Victorians as severe on children as we believe? What did they think was in a child's brain? And what happened if they broke laws?

  • 27:24 - Can a Little Bit of Stress Help?

    Could a mild amount of stress in early life actually have a positive effect in some individuals and make them more resilient adults?

 

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