Developmental science and the media. Early brain development.

  title={Developmental science and the media. Early brain development.},
  author={R. Alan Thompson and Charles A. Nelson},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={56 1},
Media coverage of early brain development not only has focused public attention on early childhood but also has contributed to misunderstanding of developmental neuroscience research. This article critically summarizes current research in developmental neuroscience that is pertinent to the central claims of media accounts of early brain development, including (a) scientific understanding of formative early experiences, (b) whether critical periods are typical for brain development, (c) brain… 

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