Online - The baby brain: Learning in leaps and bounds
Learn how the baby brain changes from pregnancy to toddlerhood, and what parents, teachers and policymakers can do to ensure kids are set up for success.
Every baby’s brain has a nearly infinite potential to learn and thrive, coupled with an exquisite vulnerability to adverse experiences, starting in utero. By the time a child reaches kindergarten, their brain has more than doubled in size, on average. But, as any parent will tell you, every child reaches such milestones on their own schedule.
A conversation with leading developmental cognitive neuroscientist Damien Fair and Zero to Three’s Miriam Calderón, a national expert in early education policy.
Online - The teen brain: Mysteries and misconceptions
Join a conversation about the teenage brain’s strengths and vulnerabilities, how adults can support teenagers with mental health issues, and how teens can help one another.
It may be difficult for older adults to fathom, but today’s teenagers have never lived in a world where depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders weren’t rife — and on the rise — among their peers. Just a few decades ago, many psychiatrists thought depression was a condition that affected only adults. Now we know better: Researchers think more than half of mental health disorders, including depression, begin by age 14.
Join leading neuroscientist BJ Casey and teen mental health advocate Diana Chao for a conversation about the teen brain’s unique strengths and challenges, and why many experts have declared a global mental health emergency in children and adolescents.