This Is Your Brain On Books
University of Maryland neuroscientist Tracy Bale does advanced research in epigenetics--changes in gene activity that don’t actually alter DNA but can be passed along to offspring. Bale focuses on health disparities, like how stress affects the way a child’s brain develops and how reading can be good medicine for a stressed brain. She describes one of the goals of the project she started at Callaway Elementary called “Reading on the Brain.” Artist Jay Wolf Schlossberg-Cohen joins the conversation and tells of working with the pupils to open other ways of expressing the science of their brains.
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