DETROIT (WWJ) – In a special WWJ presentation, “Every Kid Matters: The Case for Early Childhood Investment” –– WWJ City Beat reporter Vickie Thomas takes a look at brain science and what we can do to help children learn in the earliest years of life.
Moriah Thomason, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, says from a scientific standpoint, it’s more than just looking at the structure of the brain.
“We are really considering interplay and action,” said Thomason. “This makes sense on an intuitive level – the brain is complex … so it’s exciting that we are moving beyond that single dimension to get a more complex organization.
“A big effort in my lab is even in utero mapping the development of functional developments while women are pregnant. I don’t think we can do any better than that, so that’s an exciting future research,” said Thomason.