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Drip, Drip, Drip: Stress Gets Under Their Skin

That parents are increasingly stressed is no surprise. But how might that stress drip down on their babies?

Tags: neuroscience, stress
Additional Tags: epigenetics

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Snap, Snap Synapse

Brains are built. Our early relationships and environments, our history, literally get under the skin and shape the architecture of our developing brain.

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DNA Is Not Destiny

How do our social environments (nurturing, toxic, and in-between) alter the epigenetic ‘dimmer switches’ that turn our genes on and off—with enduring consequences?

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Reversing the Epigenetic Effects

Humans are resilient organisms and studies show that negative epigenetic effects need not be permanent.

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Can We See Toxic Stress in the Brain?

Which neuron is damaged by toxic stress? For neuroscientists, the answer is clear.

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The Amygdala-Prefrontal Cortex Connection is Crucial

Scientists detected changes in the brain architecture of 18 year-olds whose parents had reported being under chronic stress when those same adolescents were babies.

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