How Does Income Affect Childhood Brain Development?
Sustainable Development Goals: 1, 3, 4, 10
- SDG 1 - No Poverty
- SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
- SDG 4 - Quality Education
- SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
In this TED Talk, Neuroscientist and Pediatrician Kimberly Noble speaks to how poverty significantly affects child brain development. She initiated the "Baby's Firsts Years," the first-ever randomized study of how family income can change children's cognitive, emotional, and brain development. Alongside a team of economists and policy experts, Dr. Noble is searching for the answer to "can we help kids in poverty simply by giving families more money?" As Dr. Noble uses her data and study findings to articlate an answer, she says "the brain is not destiny, and if a child's brain can be changed, then anything is possible."