The classic 'nature'nurture' debate continues to stimulate research in human behavior. This chapter explores how experience (nurture) can modulate brain architecture and brain function. These cases illustrate how childhood experiences can have lifelong effects on behavior and well-being. At the end of this chapter, the reader will be able to 1. Discuss the role of early experience on normal brain development 2. Identify early adverse effects of deprivation 3. Determine some common deficits which result from early deprivation 4. Describe resilience and differences in innate ability.
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