The brain has a remarkable capacity to change - from pre-conception to birth, and throughout the preschool and early school years, the importance of the environment and, most crucially, the presence of nurturing relationships will powerfully impact children's lives.
In the Beginning: The brain, early development and learning explores, synthesises and distils current knowledge of child development at the cutting edge of neuroscientific research. With exceptional clarity, the author draws on empirical evidence to explain these fascinating changes.
In the Beginning provides a wealth of information for a diverse readership - including educators, health professionals and parents.
Dr Michael Nagel is an Associate Professor in the School of Science and Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast and is one of Australia's leading experts in child development. His teaching and research interests extend over a number of areas including cognition, behaviour, human development and early learning.