What's Going on in There? - How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life-logo

What's Going on in There? - How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life

Lise Eliot, Ph.D.

As a research neuroscientist, Lise Eliot has made the study of the human brain her life's work. But it wasn't until she was pregnant with her first child that she became intrigued with the study of brain development. She wanted to know precisely how the baby's brain is formed, and when and how each sense, skill, and cognitive ability is developed. And most importantly, she was interested in finding out how her role as a nurturer can affect this complex process. How much of her baby's development is genetically ordained-and how much is determined by environment? Is there anything parents can do to make their babies' brains work better-to help them become smarter, happier people? Drawing upon the exploding research in this field as well as the stories of real children, What's Going On in There? is a lively and thought-provoking book that charts the brain's development from conception through the critical first five years. In examining the many factors that play crucial roles in that process, What's Going On in There? explores the evolution of the senses, motor skills, social and emotional behaviors, and mental functions such as attention, language, memory, reasoning, and intelligence. This remarkable book also discusses: Brilliantly blending cutting-edge science with a mother's wisdom and insight, What's Going On in There? is an invaluable contribution to the nature versus nurture debate. Children's development is determined both by the genes they are born with and the richness of their early environment. This timely and important book shows parents the innumerable ways in which they can actually help their children grow better brains.

As a research neuroscientist, Lise Eliot has made the study of the human brain her life's work. But it wasn't until she was pregnant with her first child that she became intrigued with the study of brain development. She wanted to know precisely how the baby's brain is formed, and when and how each sense, skill, and cognitive ability is developed. And most importantly, she was interested in finding out how her role as a nurturer can affect this complex process. How much of her baby's development is genetically ordained-and how much is determined by environment? Is there anything parents can do to make their babies' brains work better-to help them become smarter, happier people? Drawing upon the exploding research in this field as well as the stories of real children, What's Going On in There? is a lively and thought-provoking book that charts the brain's development from conception through the critical first five years. In examining the many factors that play crucial roles in that process, What's Going On in There? explores the evolution of the senses, motor skills, social and emotional behaviors, and mental functions such as attention, language, memory, reasoning, and intelligence. This remarkable book also discusses: Brilliantly blending cutting-edge science with a mother's wisdom and insight, What's Going On in There? is an invaluable contribution to the nature versus nurture debate. Children's development is determined both by the genes they are born with and the richness of their early environment. This timely and important book shows parents the innumerable ways in which they can actually help their children grow better brains.
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As a research neuroscientist, Lise Eliot has made the study of the human brain her life's work. But it wasn't until she was pregnant with her first child that she became intrigued with the study of brain development. She wanted to know precisely how the baby's brain is formed, and when and how each sense, skill, and cognitive ability is developed. And most importantly, she was interested in finding out how her role as a nurturer can affect this complex process. How much of her baby's development is genetically ordained-and how much is determined by environment? Is there anything parents can do to make their babies' brains work better-to help them become smarter, happier people? Drawing upon the exploding research in this field as well as the stories of real children, What's Going On in There? is a lively and thought-provoking book that charts the brain's development from conception through the critical first five years. In examining the many factors that play crucial roles in that process, What's Going On in There? explores the evolution of the senses, motor skills, social and emotional behaviors, and mental functions such as attention, language, memory, reasoning, and intelligence. This remarkable book also discusses: Brilliantly blending cutting-edge science with a mother's wisdom and insight, What's Going On in There? is an invaluable contribution to the nature versus nurture debate. Children's development is determined both by the genes they are born with and the richness of their early environment. This timely and important book shows parents the innumerable ways in which they can actually help their children grow better brains.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cris Dukehart

Length:

19h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

59:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

50:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

48:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

48:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

38:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

52:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

39:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

40:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

39:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

40:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

50:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

56:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

50:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

57:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

39:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

39:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

42:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

59:56