Enriching Heredity: The Impact of the Environment on the Anatomy of the Brain

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Free Press, 1988 - Science - 191 pages
Drawing on decades of extensive research, Dr. Marian Diamond, one of the foremost researchers of the anatomy of the brain, reveals how the mammalian cortex can actually be enlarged if properly nurtured--with a good diet, spacious liveing quarters, or access to stimulating objects. 40 drawings.

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Contents

Normal Forebrain Development and Aging
35
The Effects of Enrichment and Impoverishment
55
Enrichment and Impoverishment over the Lifespan
91
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About the author (1988)

Marian Diamond was born Marian Cleeves in Glendale, California on November 11, 1926. She received a bachelor's degree in biology in 1948, a master's degree in anatomy in 1949, and a doctorate in anatomy in 1953 from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a neuroscientist who showed that environmental factors can change the structure of the brain and that the brain continues to develop throughout one's life. She taught at Harvard University, Cornell University, the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and Berkeley before retiring in 2014. Her book, Magic Trees of the Mind: How to Nurture Your Child's Intelligence, Creativity, and Healthy Emotions from Birth Through Adolescence written with Janet Hopson, was published in 1998. She died on July 25, 2017 at the age of 90.

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