Join Professor Quentin Pittman as he discusses brain development and critical times when it can be influenced after birth by diverse early life experiences.
Early life experience – it sticks to the brain.
Brain development begins in the fetus, but also continues throughout early life and even into adulthood. Because the brain is continually changing, there are critical times when its development can be influenced after birth by diverse early life experiences, including infection, diet and environment. This talk will draw on findings from the laboratory and in human populations that illustrate some of the dramatic long term effects of these experiences on the adult brain and behavior.
Quentin Pittman is Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Calgary, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Snyder Institute for Chronic Disease. He has published over 300 scientific articles and has been the recipient of many awards and recognitions, including Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada and in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
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