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Elizabeth Sowell, Ph.D. Quoted in the Wasington Post

GreenbrainsDoes a parent’s education and income affect how a child’s brain develops?

Among the studies showing correlations between a child’s early home environment and later brain development that were presented this week at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscientists, one stood out as particularly startling.

It was the analysis that showed a correlation between a parent’s income and education level to development in specific areas of the brain essential to learning, memory and stress processing.

The study was led by Kimberly Noble, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Columbia University, in conjunction with Elizabeth Sowell, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California.   READ MORE