Dr. Shonkoff is the director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. His research looks at how “toxic” stress during infancy and childhood can lead to economic and social problems later in life.
Dr. Gopnik is a professor of psychology at the University of California – Berkeley. Her research looks at how young children explore and learn about the world using theories, much like scientists.
Both scientists spoke at the 2011 Education Nation Summit earlier this month. We caught up with them afterwards to ask a few more questions about their research and its policy implications.
Dr. Jack Shonkoff talks about brain development in children's formative years at the Education Nation Summit.
Dr. Alison Gopnik talks about the science of brain development and early learning at the Education Nation Summit.
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