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:

  • Childhood forecasting of a small segment of the population with large economic burden
    Caspi, A., Houts, R.M., Belsky, D.W., Harrington, H., Hogan, S., Ramrakha, S., Poulton, R. and Moffitt, T.E.
    Nature Human Behaviour (2016) 1, article 0005

pdfChildhood forecasting of a small segment of the population with large economic burden

  • Pregnancy leads to long-lasting changes in human brain structure
    Hoekzema, E., Barba-Müller, E., Pozzobon, C., Picado, M., Lucco, F., García-García, D., Soliva, J.C., Tobeña, A., Desco, M., Crone, E.A., Ballesteros, A., Carmona, S. & Vilarroya, O.
    Nature Neuroscience (2016) 20, 287-296

pdfPregnancy leads to long-lasting changes in human brain structure

  • Differential DNA methylation in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in adolescents exposed to significant early but not later childhood adversity
    Esposito, E.A., Jones. M.J., Doom. J.R., MacIsaac. J.L., Gunnar. M.R. and Kobor, M.S.
    Development and Psychopathology (2016) 28, 1385-1399

pdfDifferential DNA methylation in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in adolescents exposed to significant early but not later childhood adversity

  • Longitudinal Associations Between the Quality of Mother–Infant Interactions and Brain Development Across Infancy
    Bernier, A., Calkins, S.D. and Bell, M.A.
    Child Development (2016) 87, 1159-1174

pdfLongitudinal Associations Between the Quality of Mother–Infant Interactions and Brain Development Across Infancy

  • Cognitive and non-cognitive costs of daycare 0-2 for girls (2016)
    Fort M, Ichino A, Zanella G
    Journal of Economic Literature (2016) Social Science Research Network
    IZA Discussion Paper 9756

    https://ssrn.com/abstract=2742544

pdfCognitive and non-cognitive costs of daycare 0-2 for girls

  • Early-Life Stress and the Biochemistry of Addiction (two papers - 2016 & 2012)
    1. Addiction: Childhood Trauma, Stress and the Biology of Addiction (2012)
      Maté, G.
      Journal of Restorative Medicine 1, 56-63
    2. Early-Life Social Isolation Stress Increases Kappa Opioid Receptor Responsiveness and Downregulates the Dopamine System (2016)
      Karkhanis, A.N., Rose, J.H., Weiner, J.L. and Jones, S.R.
      Neuropsychopharmacology 41, 2263–2274

pdfEarly-Life Stress and the Biochemistry of Addiction (two papers - 2016 & 2012)

  • Neural circuits underlying mother's voice perception predict social communication abilities in children (2016)
    Abrams, D.A., Chen, T., Odriozola, P., Cheng, K.M., Baker A.E., Padmanabhen, A., Ryali, S., Kochalka, J. and Menon, V.
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
    www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/pnas.1602948113 (Pre-press publication)

pdfNeural circuits underlying mother's voice perception predict social communication abilities in children

  • Intergenerational Transmission of Stress in Humans (2016)
    Bowers, M.E. and Yehuda, R.
    Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews 41, 232-244.

pdfIntergenerational Transmission of Stress in Humans

  • The Neuro-Environmental Loop of Plasticity: A Cross-Species Analysis of Parental Effects on Emotion Circuitry Development Following Typical and Adverse Caregiving (2016)
    Callaghan, B.L. and Tottenham, N.
    Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews 41, 163–176.

pdfThe Neuro-Environmental Loop of Plasticity: A Cross-Species Analysis of Parental Effects on Emotion Circuitry Development Following Typical and Adverse Caregiving

  • Toward Understanding How early-life stress reprograms cognitive and emotional brain networks (2016)
    Chen Yuncai & Baram Tallie Z.
    Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews 41, 197-206.

pdfToward Understanding How early-life stress reprograms cognitive and emotional brain networks

  • Early Adverse Experiences and the Developing Brain (2016)
    Bick, J. & Nelson, C.A
    Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews 41, 177-196.

pdfEarly Adverse Experiences and the Developing Brain

  • Amygdala-Hippocampal Connectivity Changes During Acute Psychosocial Stress: Joint Effect of Early Life Stress and Oxytocin (2015)
    Fan, Y., Petske, K., Feeser, M., Aust, S., Pruessner, J.C., Boker, H., Bajouj, M. And Grimm, S.
    Neuropsychopharmacology 40, 2736-2744.

pdfAmygdala-Hippocampal Connectivity Changes During Acute Psychosocial Stress: Joint Effect of Early Life Stress and Oxytocin

  • Stress and the social brain: behavioural effects and neurobiological mechanisms (2015)
    Sandi, C. and Haller, J.
    Nature Reviews Neuroscience 16(5): 290-304.

pdfStress and the social brain: behavioural effects and neurobiological mechanisms

  • Effect of Early Institutionalization and Foster Care of Long-term White Matter Development: a Randomized Clinical Trial. (2015)
    Bick, J., Zhu,T., Stamoulis, C., Fox, N.A., Zeanah, C. & Nelson, C.A.
    JAMA Pediatrics Published online January 26, 2015

pdfEffect of Early Institutionalization and Foster Care of Long-term White Matter Development

  • The contribution of early language development to children's emotional and behavioural functioning at 6 years: an analysis of data from the Children in Focus sample from the ALSPAC birth cohort (2015)
    Clegg, J., Law, J., Rush, R., Peters, T.J. and Roulstone, S.
    Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 56(1), 67-75.

pdfThe contribution of early language development to children's emotional and behavioural functioning at 6 years

  • Deviations from the Expectable Environment in Early Childhood and Emerging Psychopathology (2015)
    Kathryn L. Humphreys and Charles H. Zeanah
    Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews (2015) 40, 154-170

pdfDeviations from the Expectable Environment in Early Childhood and Emerging Psychopathology

  • Behavioural Problems After Early Life Stress: Contributions of the Hippocampus and Amygdala (2014)
    Jamie L. Hanson, Brendon M. Nacewicz, Matthew J. Sutterer, Amelia A. Cayo, Stacey M. Schaefer, Karen D. Rudolph, Elizabeth A. Shirtcliff, Seth D. Pollak, and Richard J. Davidson
    Biological Psychiatry, May 22, 2014

pdfBehavioural Problems After Early Life Stress

  • Associations Between Adult Attachment Style, Emotion Regulation and Preschool Children's Food Consumption (2014)
    Bost K.K., Wiley A.R., Fiese B., Hammons A., McBride B.: STRONG KIDS TEAM
    Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics, January 35:50-61,2014

pdfAssociations Between Adult Attachment Style, Emotion Regulation and Preschool Children's Food Consumption

  • Early-life Family Parental Discord Changes the Brain. General and Specific Effects of Early-life Psychosocial Adversities of Adolescent Grey Matter Volume (2014)
    Walsh, N.D., Dalgleish, T., Lombardo, M.V., Dunn, V.J., Van Harmelen, A-L., Ban, M. & Goodyer, I.M.
    NeuroImage: Clinical, 4, 308-318.

pdfEarly-life Family Parental Discord Changes the Brain

  • Mother's milk programs offspring's cognition (2014)
    Parylak, S.L., Deng, W. & Gage, F.H.
    Nature Neuroscience, 17, (1), 8-9.

pdfMother's milk programs offspring's cognition

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