Episode Four: The Evolving Brain

The BrainCore Podcast

22-10-2020 • 30 mins

Tolu and Kristina discuss the case of the Romanian orphanages. Is it possible that childhood deprivation can impact brain volume? Further, can enrichment and movement to another environment improve delayed development? They talk siblings, growing up and how one's tendency to emulate others decreases as time goes on. The term of the episode (TOTE) is neuroplasticity.

Journal Article Discussed:

Mackes, N. K., Golm, D., Sarkar, S., Kumsta, R., Rutter, M., Fairchild, G., ... & Sonuga-Barke, E. J. (2020). Early childhood deprivation is associated with alterations in adult brain structure despite subsequent environmental enrichment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(1), 641-649.

Background music:

"MELANCHOLIA" Music Box by Ryan Creep on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9WsZoceais

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