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SANDRA AAMODT, Ph.D.

 

Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D.

Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 p.m.

Welcome to Your Child's Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College  Add to Cart

 

How children think is one of the most enduring mysteries -- and difficulties -- encountered by parents. In an effort to raise our children smarter, happier, stronger, and better, parents will try almost anything, from vitamins to toys to DVDs. But how can we tell marketing from real science? And what really goes through your kid's growing mind -- as an infant, in school, and during adolescence?

Neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang (who is also a parent) explain the facets and functions of the developing brain, discussing salient subjects such as sleep problems, language learning, gender differences, and autism. They dispel common myths about important subjects such as the value of educational videos for babies, the meaning of ADHD in the classroom, and the best predictor of academic success (hint: It's not IQ ). Most of all, this book helps you know when to worry, how to respond, and, most important, when to relax.


Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D, is the former editor in chief of Nature Neuroscience, the leading scientific journal in the field of brain research. During her career, she has read over 5000 neuroscience papers, given lectures at many universities, and attended over forty scientific meetings in ten countries. Her science writing has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, El Mundo and the London Times. She lives in Northern California with her husband, one cat, and three chickens.

Read the interview on NPR's Fresh Air: http://m.wfiu.npr.org/news/front/140340903

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 7:00pm
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