Professor Simon Butt: Has your brain developed normally?

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  • Song Name: Has your brain developed normally?
  • Artist: Simon Butt
  • Album: SciBar
  • Year: 2017

Most people have what society regards as a ‘normal’ brain. How does this come about? Traditionally this can be thought of as a nature versus nurture argument with genetics directing the construction of a normal brain that is then receptive to environment influences. Prof Simon Butt (University of Oxford) will talk about a recently discovered scaffold in the developing brain that acts to constrain the impact of environment, highlighting how neurodevelopment can inform our understanding of normal behaviour.