Early Life Enrichment and Brain Volumetrics (Subcortial Gray Matter (More…
Early Life Enrichment and Brain Volumetrics
More enrichment through engaging in a variety early in life positively associated with more neural growth and speed of processing
Subcortial Gray Matter
More variety early in life...
memory for aversive events (Morris1999, Polski2015)
Unconscious Emotional Modulation
Negative - Social Cues/Faces/Eyes
Conscious Emotional Learning
More variety early in life fosters better emotional learning
Exposure to stress via novel early experiences--but in a "management" setting (similar to college spring board for learning). Medium to gain new experiences and perspectives
Novelty = greater growth; novelty by itself is neutral
MC: What part of emotional processing is being sharpened?
Not much known about the positive developmental aspects of amygdala development