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The effect of early life enrichmont on cognitive development


Income gap and achievement gap parallel in the U.S. Achievement includes getting a higher education, obtaining a high paying job. The mental health and achievement outcomes of children from low socioeconomic (SES) families are negatively impacted. They are more likely to receive stress and have less enriching opportunities more common in higher (SES) homes. This research focuses on the effect of enrichment on executive function (EF) outcomes at both a behavioral and neural level. Executive functions are a class of skills that allow control over thought and actions. Aim 1 To examine parallel human data on the impact of enrichment-based SES on executive function in children ages 4 to 6 years. Aim 2: to examine data on a rodent model of Early Life Enrichment (ELE) and its effects on executive function and corticosteroid levels.


Vazquez, R. C., "The effect of early life enrichmont on cognitive development" (2017). The Leadership Alliance Digital Library, Summer Research Symposium. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library.



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