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Friday, June 10, 2016

Video: How Environment Can Affect Prenatal Brain Development

From the Child Mind Institute

By Catherine Monk, Ph.D.
June 7, 2016

Adaptations that happen in utero can have lasting effects.

Dr. Catherine Monk of Columbia University describes how a developing child in utero can respond and even adapt to environmental stimuli in ways that can affect his mental and physical health in years to come.



Fetal origins of adult health and disease (FOAHD) is a model that makes sense of everything from obesity and heart disease to ADHD. Dr. Catherine Monk of Columbia University describes how a developing child in utero can respond and even adapt to environmental stimuli in ways that make life more difficult later.

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