Podcast 3, Early Experiences and Gene Expression, highlights the concept of epigenetics and how genes are expressed through interaction with different environments. The podcast describes the long-term effects of epigenetics, and looks at how early negative experiences harm brain architecture whereas positive interactive relationships (or serve and return experiences) build resilience over time.
Third episode in a podcast series on Early Brain Development and Addiction for Undergraduate Medical Education.
This podcast series is based on lectures from the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative, a knowledge mobilization initiative designed to translate scientific research into policy and practice. The podcasts were developed by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada with guidance from a project advisory committee, and produced by Hugh Kellam and Colla MacDonald at the University of Ottawa. Narration was done by Hugh Kellam. This project was sponsored by the Norlien Foundation.
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