Effects of experience on brain development

Jeffrey Raskin, Whitney Waldroup, Nikhil Majumdar, Melissa Piasecki

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProblem-Based Behavioral Science and Psychiatry
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780387774831
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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