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New findings in brain plasticity and development

November 13, 2015

Childhood self-control as predictor of adult health, prosperity and public safety ?? Professor Richie Poulton, University of Otago. The Dunedin longitudinal study suggests that a child??s capacity for self-control can predict their adult physical health, substance abuse, personal finances and criminal profile. Leptin and its lifetime impact on the brain ?? Professor Julio Licinio, ANU. White fat product Leptin has effects from childhood to old age that go beyond the regulation of food intake and body weight. Leptin influences a child??s neuropsychological performance, and affects the risk of dementia and Alzheimer??s in adults. A life cycle approach to Aboriginal health and ageing ?? UNSW Professor Tony Broe, NeuRA. Tackling systemic Aboriginal health problems in adults requires addressing early life stressors that impact on brain development, such as maternal separation, childhood trauma and exposure to the criminal justice system.

What: Brain Sciences Symposium: The Developing Brain ?? from Womb to Tomb. When: Friday, 24 September 2010 Where: Leighton Hall, The John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW *For the full program go to