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TC 2017 Annual Tisch Lecture: Dr. Nathan A. Fox

We know that adversity and psychosocial deprivation experienced by infants and young children affect brain development and behavior. But what are the lasting effects on cognitive development and social behavior? How can young children recover from early adversity and trauma? Drawing on his research from the landmark Bucharest Early Intervention Project study of orphaned Romanian children, eminent neuroscientist and developmental psychologist Nathan A. Fox will explain how early interventions, such a placing children in foster care before the age of 2, can remediate so.

Nathan A. Fox is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and Chair of the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. His research on the biological bases of social and emotional behavior includes development methods for assessing brain activity in infants and young children during tasks designed to elicit a range of emotions. Professor Fox has received a MERIT award for excellence from the National Institutes of Health for his work demonstrating infants with a specific type of temperament are susceptible to heightened distress in response to novel and unfamiliar stimuli.

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November 29, 2017, 5:00 PM

November 29, 2017, 7:00 PM

GDH 179