Wired for social interactions

Neuroplasticity & the developing brain The human brain is equipped with capacities that enable it to respond flexibly to ever-changing environmental and social conditions. This capacity of the brain to reorganize itself is called neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is particularly marked in childhood. The high malleability of the brain at this developmental stage provides the basis for […]

The making and breaking of minds: an interview with Isabella Sarto-Jackson by Dr Lynn Chiu

the social brain art

I am focused on the “making and breaking forces” that drive neuroplastic processes. These are forces mediated by parents, alloparents, peers, and our socioeconomic niche.  “THE MAKING AND BREAKING OF MINDS: How social interactions shape the human mind” (Vernon Press) is concerned with the formative role that the social environment plays in healthy brain development […]