We have summarised some key academic papers and research findings from across the disciplines - including neuroscience, psychology and biology – to view on-line or download:

  • Stress Physiology in Early Child Development
    1. Stress physiology and developmental psychopathology: past, present and future (2013)
      Doom, J.R. and Gunnar, M.R.
      Development and Psychopathology 25, 1359-1373
    2. Early Adverse Care, Stress Neurobiology, and Prevention Studies: Lessons Learned
      Bruce, J., Gunnar, M.R., Pears, K.C. and Fisher, P.A. (2013).
      Prevention Science 14, 247-256

pdfStress Physiology in Early Child Development

  • Parental Oxytocin and Early Caregiving Jointly Shape Children's Oxytocin Response and Social Reciprocity (2013)
    R Feldman, I. Gordon, M. Influs, T. Gutbir, R.P. Ebstein
    Neuropsychopharmocology 2013: 38; 1154-1162

pdfParental Oxytocin and Early Caregiving Jointly Shape Children's Oxytocin Response and Social Reciprocity

  • Brain Development in Young Children (2013)
    1. Mapping Prefrontal Cortex Functions in Human Infancy. (2013)
      Grossmann, T.
      Infancy, 18(3), 303-324.
    2. How the Timing and Quality of Early Experiences Influence the Development of Brain Architecture. (2010)
      Fox, S.E., Levitt, P. & Nelson, C.A.
      Child Development, 81 (1), 28-40.

pdfBrain Development in Young Children

  • Developmental Optimization (2013)
    Narvaez, D. and Gleason, T.R. In: Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy.’ (2013)
    Pages 305-325. Oxford University Press, Oxford, England.
    Eds.: Narvaez, D., Panksepp, J., Schore, A.N. and Gleason, T.R.

pdfDevelopmental Optimization

  • Bowlby's Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness; Recent studies on the interpersonal neurobiology of attachment and emotional development (2013)
    Schore, A.N. In: Evolution, early experience and human development. From research to practice and policy. (2013)
    Pages 31-67. Oxford University Press, Oxford, England
    Eds.: Narvaez, D., Panksepp, J., Schore, A.N. and Gleason, T.R.

pdfBowlby's Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness

  • The influence of different forms of early childcare on children's emotional and behavioural development at school entry (2012)
    Stein, A., Malmberg, L-E., Leach, P., Barnes, J., Sylva, K. and FCCC Team.
    Child: care, health and development. 39, (5),676-687.

pdfThe influence of different forms of early childcare on children's emotional and behavioural development at school entry

  • The pathways from mother's love to baby's future (2012)
    Aniko Korosi and Tallie Z. Baram
    Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience (2012) 3, article 27 :  doi: 10.3389/neuro.08.027.2009

pdfThe pathways from mother's love to baby's future

  • Centre-based childcare a precursor to obesity (2012)
    1. Childcare and Overweight or Obesity over 10 years of follow-up. (2012)
      Geoffroy, M-C., Power, C., Touchette, E., Dubois, L., Bolvin, M., Seguin, J.R., Tremblay, R.E. Cote, S.M.
      Journal of Pediatrics, published online 8 November 2012
    2. Adrenocortical regulation, eating in the absence of hunger and BMI in young children. (2013)
      Francis, L.A., Granger, D.A. and Susman, E.J.
      Appetite 2013, 64, 32-38

pdfCentre-based childcare a precursor to obesity

  • Developmental pathways to amygdala-prefrontal function and internalizing symptoms in adolescence (2012)
    Burghy, C.A., Stodola, D.E., Ruttle,P.L., Molloy, E.K., Armstrong, J.M., Oler, J.A., Fox, M.E., Hayes, A.S., Kalin, N,H., Essex, M.J., Davidson, R.J. & Birn, R.M.
    Nature Neuroscience (2012) doi:10.1038/nn.3257; published online 11 November 2012

pdfDevelopmental pathways to amygdala-prefrontal function and internalizing symptoms in adolescence

  • Structural Variations in Prefrontal Cortex Mediate the Relationship between Early Childhood Stress and Spatial Working Memory (2012)
    JL Hanson, MK Chung, BB Avants, KD Rudolph, EA Shirtcliff, JC Gee, RJ Davidson, SD Pollak
    The Journal of Neuroscience 2012: 32(23);7917-7925

pdfStructural Variations in Prefrontal Cortex Mediate the Relationship between Early Childhood Stress and Spatial Working Memory

  • Basal cell carcinoma stressful life events and the tumour environment (2012)
    CP Fagundes, R Glaser, SL Johnson, RR Andridge, EV Yang, MP Di Gregorio, M Chen, DR Lambert, SD Jewell, MA Bechtel, DW Hearne, JB Herron, JK Kiecolt-Glaser
    Archives of General Psychiatry 2012; 69(6):618-626 

pdfBasal cell carcinoma stressful life events and the tumour environment

  • Early Life Stress Inhibits Expression of a Novel Innate Immune Pathway in the Developing Hippocampus (2012)
    Wei, L., Simen, A., Mane, S. & Kaffman, A.
    Neurospychopharmacology (2012) 37, 567-580

pdfEarly Life Stress Inhibits Expression of a Novel Innate Immune Pathway in the Developing Hippocampus

  • Oxytocin modulates neural reactivity to children's faces as a function of social salience (2012)
    Wittfoth-Schardt, D., Gründing, J., Wittfoth, M., Lanfermann, H.,Heinrichs, M., Domes, G., Buchheim, A., Gündel, H. and Waller, C.
    Neuropsychopharmacology (2012) 37, 1799–1807 doi: 10.1038/npp.2012.47

pdfOxytocin modulates neural reactivity to children's faces as a function of social salience

  • When Mothers Go Wrong: Likely Neural Undercurrents Related to Poor Parenting (2011)
    Kinsley, C.H., Tujuba, H. and Meyer, E.E.A.
    Frontiers in Psychiatry (2011) 2, article 26. doi:10.3389fpsyt.2011.0002

pdfWhen Mothers Go Wrong

  • Specifying the Neurobiological Basis of Human attachment: Brain, Hormones and Behaviour in Synchronous and Intrusive Mothers (2011)
    Atzil, S., Hendler, T. & Feldman, R.  Neuropsychopharmacology  36, 2603-215

pdfSpecifying the Neurobiological Basis of Human attachment

  • Mother Superior? The Biological Effects of Daycare (2011)
    Sigman, A. (2011)   The Biologist 58, 29-32

pdfMother Superior? The Biological Effects of Daycare