What's Going on in There?
How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
Publication Date: March 2012
In this insightful book, research neuroscientist Lise Eliot explores brain development from conception through age five and shows parents and caregivers how they can enhance a child's potential.
Lise Eliot, Ph.D., is an associate professor of neuroscience at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. A Chicago native, she received an A.B. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, and she did postdoctoral research at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In addition to teaching and writing, Lise lectures widely on children's brains and mental development. The mother of two sons and a daughter, she is the author of Pink Brain, Blue Brain. Lise lives in Lake Bluff, Illinois. An award-winning storyteller and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Cris Dukehart has narrated books in a plethora of genres, from romance, science fiction, and young adult to children's literature and autobiography. Her voice, with an endearing mix of sweetness and pluck, can be heard around the world and across the Web in commercials, e-learning projects, and corporate narrations.
"With impressive depth and clarity, Eliot . . . offers a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge about infant and early childhood brain development. . . . Popular science at its best." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review