The Impact of Early Experience on Childhood Brain Development: Gary Evans

Author: 

Gary Evans

Publication Date: 

April, 2010

On April 13, 2010, the Center on Children and Families at Brookings and the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University sponsored an event that focused on the science of early brain development and the role that chronic stress early in life plays in the arrested development of children raised in risky situations. The policy implications of these and similar findings were discussed. This segment features Gary Evans, Professor, Cornell University, who discussed biological processes that contribute to the achievement gap, as well as the relationship between poverty and chronic stress.