Mar 20 2012

Radio National: Rockefeller University's Bruce McEwan, "The Powerful Biology of Stress"

Neuro-endocrinologist Bruce McEwen and University of British Columbia Professor of Pediatrics Tom Boyce explain the biology of stress, the reversability of stress effects and how stress affects children especially in deprived situations. They discuss findings that suggest that early life events can profoundly affect your hippocampal development which in turn affects your sense of yourself, your self confidence and your ability to be respond to stressors in the environment.

McEwan and Boyce directly advise businesses and governments to take advantage of brain research to create brain based policy for a healthier, more effective and satisfied population.

The lower part of the web page has many more links to follow.

For a round table discussion on this subject at the Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health, click here

listen to Radio National interview with Bruce McEwan on the Powerful Biology of Stress