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

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