The Relationship Between Childhood Abuse and Brain Development

This is an excellent review, recently published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, of the effects of childhood maltreatment brain development. The article outlines a number of developmental pathways and systems in the brain that subserve different psychological functions to include sensation, threat detection/response, reward, Intelligence, and psychopathology.

Source: The effects of childhood maltreatment on brain structure, function and connectivity : Nature Reviews Neuroscience : Nature Research

Federal government moves to halt oil pipeline construction near Standing Rock Sioux tribal land – The Washington Post

This is a great move by the federal government.

In an unusual joint statement from the Departments of Justice, Army and Interior, the government said that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe had raised important questions about tribal lands and treaties in connection with the pipeline issue.

Source: Federal government moves to halt oil pipeline construction near Standing Rock Sioux tribal land – The Washington Post