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"Life after stress: the biology of trauma and resilience"
NEPR, November 13th, 2014.

"Institutional rearing may increase risk attention-deficit disorder"
Medical Press, October 14, 2014.

"Dr. Charles Nelson: Embracing the challenges of scientific research on the effects of early adversity on brain and behavioral development"
People Behind the Science, October 13, 2014.

"Dimensions of early experience and neural development: deprivation and threat"
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, October 10, 2014.

"Neglected children in Blackstone have tough recovery"
The Boston Globe, September 19, 2014.

"Who is most at risk for PTSD after trauma? Lessons from the Boston Marathon bombings"
Vector, August 20, 2014.

"An experiment in zero parenting"
Science, August 14th, 2014.

"How playing music affects the developing brain"
WBUR, July 17, 2014.

"Distinct features signal autism risk in tuberous sclerosis"
SFARI, July 7, 2014

"Romania's abandoned children"
ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), July 6, 2014

"How childhood neglect harms the brain"
WBUR, June 26, 2014

"Does musical training help kids do better in school?"
Vector, June 19, 2014

"'I'm not stupid, just dyslexic'-and how brain science can help"
WBUR, June 19, 2014

"Anticipating autism through functional neuroimaging"
Vector, June 11, 2014

"Early neglect does affect brain development"
The Guardian, Thursday May 1, 2014

"Romanian orphans subjected to deprivation must now deal with dysfunction"
The Washington Post, January 30, 2014

"Romanian orphan tries to 'close the chapter' on his troubled past"
The Washington Post, January 30, 2014
 *please note: this video contains images that some viewers may find disturbing*

News Archives


"Bridging Brain Research and Dyslexia Awareness"

Landmark360, October 2013

"Whats your lot in life? How you can see it may affect your child's brain"
Vector, September 4, 2013

"How can scientists act ethically when they are studying the victims of a human tragedy, such as the Romanian Orphans?"
Aeon Magazine, July 29, 2013

"Anguish of the Abandoned Child"
Scientific American, April 2013

"Visionary research on Rett syndrome"
Vector Magazine, December 26, 2012

"Charles Nelson: Searching for early signs of autism"
SFARI: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, July 23, 2012 

"Brain Waves Detect Babies' Potential Risk of Autism"
ABC News, February 22, 2011

"Brain Scans May Someday Detect Autism"
CNN, February 22, 2011

"The Two Year Window: The new science of babies and brains--and how it could revolutionize the fight against poverty"
The New Republic, November 9, 2011

"HMS Professor's Work Details Devastating Toll of Romanian Orphanages"
Harvard Gazette, October 5, 2010

"Decoding Autism"
NJN Public Television, September 2010

"Saving Face: Infants may be more skilled than adults at facial recognition"
Harvard Medicine, Spring 2010

"What Is Neuroscience Telling Us About Babies?"
Ab Initio International, Summer 2010

"The Science of Reading a Face"
Good Morning America, December 4, 2009

"Babies May Read Your Poker Face"
ABC, November 13, 2009

"Autism Genes"
NOVA Science NOW, July 7, 2009

"Arresting autism: A sibling study finds clues about the complex condition"
Dream Magazine, Summer 2009
Click here to see Dr. Nelson speak about the Infant Sibling Project.

"Looking for Answers on Autism"
The TODAY Show, April 2, 2009

"The Brains of Babes"
CBC Radio One, March 9, 2009

"The Developing Child"
Harvard Magazine, March-April 2009

"Race Through a Baby's Eyes"
Vector Magazine, Fall 2008

"Scientists Use Monkeys to Dip Into How Kids Think"
New England Cable News (NECN), July 31, 2008

"How do Babies Respond to Different Races?"
New England Cable News (NECN), July 25, 2008

"The Art of Perception"
Harvard Medical Labcast, June 20, 2008

"Cognitive Recovery in Socially Deprived Young Children: The Bucharest Early Intervention Project"
Nelson et al. (2007). Cognitive Recovery in Socially Deprived Young Children: The Bucharest Early Intervention Project. Science. 318, 1937 - 1940.

For further coverage of Dr. Nelson's Science article click on the following links:

  • The New York Times
  • Reuters
  • The Boston Globe
  • The Money Times

"A Spectrum of Disorders"
Harvard Magazine, January-February 2008

"Institutionalized Children in Serbia" (includes potentially troubling images)
The TODAY Show, November, 2007

"The Long Road Home"
Dream (Boston Children's Hospital Magazine), Spring 2007

"Interview with Dr. Charles Nelson"
Europe's Journal of Psychology, November 18, 2006

"Rewiring the Brain: Early deprivation and child development" (includes potentially troubling images)
American Radio Works, September, 2006

"Researchers Still Learning from Romania's Orphans"
All Things Considered, National Public Radio (NPR), September 16, 2006

"Extreme Parenting"
On Point with Tom Ashbrook, WBUR Radio, Boston, June 22, 2006

"A loving family can boost children's intelligence"
The Guardian (UK), February 18, 2006

"Exploring a Hormone for Caring"
The New York Times, November 22, 2005

"Reading Your Baby's Mind"
Newsweek, August 15, 2005

"Inside the Teenage Brain"
Frontline (PBS), January 31, 2002


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