The Interplay Between Early Brain & Behaviour Development

Judy Cameron, PhD

ACEs, Brain Plasticity, Brain Architecture, Serve and Return

May 2011

Dr. Judy Cameron, from the University of Pittsburgh and Scientific Research Council, describes how behavioural development proceeds as various systems in the brain mature. This is a two-way interaction such that behaviours occurring early in life influence brain development and help determine which neural circuits will become well established in a child’s brain. Thus, early experiences play a key role in the development of children's brains as well as their behaviors.