Throughout this course I will be researching the affects that early experiences have on brain development. My research question will be formatted to ask ‘Does early life experiences affect the development of the brain?’ The research articles that I have selected conform to the idea that experiences impact development and in what ways these experiences can hinder development.
Anda, R.F., Felittl, V.J., Bremner, J.D., Walker, J.D., Whitfield, C., & Perry, B.D., (2005).
The enduring effects of abuse and related adverse experiences in childhood.
Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3232061/
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The personal feelings that I held towards this article on how it would fit in with other work in the area and how it would contribute to my own proposed study were that it would reiterate the case that early experiences have a great impact on the development of the brain. I felt that the information presented and the research conducted was credible due to the nature of the author’s credentials as well as being supported by the National Institute of Health. After reviewing all of the articles, this particular one does support the research that was conducted through all of the articles. There seems to be a strong consensus when it comes to experiences and how they affect the development of the brain.
Schore, A.N., (2001). The effects of early relational trauma on right brain development,
affect regulation, and infant mental health. Infant Mental Health Journal, Vol.22(1-
This specific study uses interdisciplinary information to forage more deeply towards the hypothetical links between rigorous attachment failures, impairments of the early on maturity of the right brain's pressure managing arrangements, and inadequate infant mental health. The article incorporates judgment on the harmful impact of disturbing attachment on brain development and infant mental health, the neurobiology of infant trauma, the neuropsychology of a incompetent/confused connection pattern connected with abuse and abandonment, trauma-induced impairments of a regulatory system in the frontal cortex, the associations between frontal dysfunction and a predilection to posttraumatic stress disorders, the neurobiology of the dissociative defense, mind psychopathology, the effects of premature relational disturbance on enduring right hemispheric function, and some propositions for reproduction of early on interference. The conclusions connected with this commentary propose undeviating associations between traumatic attachment, inefficient right brain regulatory functions, and both maladaptive infant and adult mental health.
This article addresses the impact that traumatic experiences have on a developing brain; with that being stated, I feel that this article contributes greatly to my own proposed study. I am looking to see if experience affects development and this article justifies that correlation between the two variables; as well as outlining how the experiences affect brain development. The author of the article, Allan N. Shone, is accredited through UCLA School of medicine. I felt comfortable with his competency and I...