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Child Poverty and Brain Development in Global Context

February 14, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 5:30 pm

Policymakers worldwide are looking to neuroscience for an understanding of child development and, in particular, the effects of poverty on child development.  Their interest has been sparked by new research on the neuroscience of poverty, which has revealed neural differences associated with poverty and identified possible environmental causes for them. But, this research has been carried out mainly in affluent societies. How well do their findings generalize to poverty in low and middle income countries (LMICs)?

The overall goal of this project is to evaluate the relevance of current neuroscience to the problems of global child poverty.  We will hear from leaders in child poverty policy from international development organizations and from scientists at the forefront of poverty neuroscience, in a day of didactic lectures and panel discussions.


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This event is open to all, but RSVP required: info@neuroethics.upenn.edu

For those who cannot make the event in person, we will be livestreaming it here.



February 14, 2019
8:45 am - 5:30 pm
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Center for Neuroscience & Society


Perry World House
3803 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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