Social Policy, Brain Architecture, Stress
Harvard Center on the Developing Child, October 2011
The three-minute video depicts how actions by a range of people in the family and community can affect a child's development. Based loosely on such games as 'Guitar Hero,' 'SimCity,' and 'The Game of Life,' the video adapts the visual sensibility of interactive game models to a video format and portrays how actions taken by parents, teachers, policymakers, and others can influence life outcomes for both the child and the surrounding community. Brain Hero is a collaboration by Harvard Center on the Developing Child and the University of Southern California's Creative Media & Behavioral Health Center.