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How childhood trauma influences brain development. The neurodevelopmental impact of violence in childhood.
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Studies of childhood abuse and neglect have important lessons for considerations of nature and nurture. While each child has unique genetic potentials, both human and animal studies point to important needs that every child has, and severe long-term consequences for brain function if those needs are not met.
The effects of the childhood environment, favorable or unfavorable, interact with all the processes of neurodevelopment neurogenesis, migration, differentiation, apoptosis, arborization, synaptogenesis, synaptic sculpting, and myelination.
The time courses of all these neural processes are reviewed here along with statements of core principles for both genetic and environmental influences on all of these processes. Evidence is presented that development of synaptic pathways tends to be a "use it or lose it" proposition.
If these connections are lacking, brain development both of caring behavior and cognitive capacities is damaged in a lasting fashion.
These effects of experience on the brain imply that effects of modern technology can be positive but need to be monitored.
While technology has raised opportunities for children to become economically secure and literate, more recent inadvertent impacts of technology have spawned declines in extended families, family meals, and spontaneous peer interactions. The latter changes have deprived many children of experiences that promote positive growth of the cognitive and caring potentials of their developing brains.
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