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What's Going on in There?: How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life

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ISBN13: 9780553378252
ISBN10: 0553378252
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As a research neuroscientist, Lise Eliot has made the study of the human brain her life's work. But it wasn't until she was pregnant with her first child that she became intrigued with the study of brain development. She wanted to know precisely how the baby's brain is formed, and when and how each sense, skill, and cognitive ability is developed. And just as important, she was interested in finding out how her role as a nurturer can affect this complex process. How much of her baby's development is genetically ordained--and how much is determined by environment? Is there anything parents can do to make their babies' brains work better--to help them become smarter, happier people? Drawing upon the exploding research in this field as well as the stories of real children, What's Going On in There? is a lively and thought-provoking book that charts the brain's development from conception through the critical first five years. In examining the many factors that play crucial roles in that process, What's Going On in There? explores the evolution of the senses, motor skills, social and emotional behaviors, and mental functions such as attention, language, memory, reasoning, and intelligence. This remarkable book also discusses:

        how a baby's brain is "assembled" from scratch

the critical prenatal factors that shapebrain development

how the birthing process itself affects the brain

which forms of stimulation are most effective at promoting cognitive development

how boys' and girls' brains develop differently

how nutrition, stress, and other physical and social factors can permanently affect a child's brain

Brilliantly blending cutting-edge science with a mother's wisdom and insight, What's Going On in There? is an invaluable contribution to the nature versus nurture debate. Children's development is determined both by the genes they are born with and the richness of their early environment. This timely and important book shows parents the innumerable ways in which they can actually help their children grow better brains.

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"With impressive depth and clarity" ("Publishers Weekly"), this remarkable book offers a vivid exploration of brain development from conception through age five and shows parents and caregivers how they can enhance a child's potential.

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About the Author

Lise Eliot is a neurobiologist and assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at the Chicago Medical School. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Columbia University and has published work in this field in many professional journals. This is her first book. She lives outside Chicago with her husband and three young children.

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Ks Mommy, September 30, 2010 (view all comments by Ks Mommy)
Great Book! every Mom should read It to help their childs brain develop better.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553378252
Author:
Eliot, Lise
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Infants & Toddlers - Infants
Subject:
Developmental psychobiology
Subject:
Developmental neurophysiology.
Subject:
Life Stages - Infants & Toddlers/Infants
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Infancy and Toddlerhood
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
vol. 12, no. 6 (C)
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.16x6.13x1.08 in. 1.65 lbs.

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