Early experience impacts adult brain structure and function but the extent of this influence and the mechanisms by which developmental neuronal plasticity affects adult brain function are unclear. Discussions of healthy and dysregulated development will help to define the questions that will be further addressed in animal models, and mechanisms responsible for developmental consequences will be analyzed at cellular and molecular levels. Some of the questions that will be addressed include: How do events of early development show up in our behavior as we age? What are the opportunities and risks during early development and their consequences for adult behavior? Can the identification of windows of “critical periods” in early development be used to reopen these windows at later points in the lifetime to enhance or regenerate adult function? The developmental origins of neurological and psychiatric disorders will frame many of the issues being addressed in this symposium.
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|Fri 12/2||Welcome & Opening Remarks||Nick Spitzer, Terry Sejnowski|
|Fri 12/2||Early Brain Trajectories & Evolving Oscillations: Template for Mature Function?||April Benasich|
|Fri 12/2||The Effects of Early Life Stress on Brain and Behavior||BJ Casey|
|Fri 12/2||Neurobiology of the Parental Brain||Catherine Dulac|
|Fri 12/2||The Amazing Teen Brain||Jay Giedd|
|Fri 12/2||Making an Old Brain Young? From Developmental Critical Periods to Alzheimer’s Disease||Carla Shatz|
|Fri 12/2||How Immune Cells Sculpt Developing Synaptic Circuits||Beth Stevens|
|Fri 12/2||Using Neurobiology to Overcome Genetic and Environmental Adversity||Mark Bear|
|Fri 12/2||Tracing the Path from Spontaneous Mutation to Neurobiology in Autism Spectrum Disorders||Matthew State|
|Fri 12/2||The Challenge of Integration||Terry Sejnowski|
|Fri 12/2||Question and Answer Session, Closing Remarks||Carla Shatz, Fred Gage|