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Ted Talk – Author of “Origins”

30 Nov

Annie Murphy Paul investigates how life in the womb shapes who we become.

“Why you should listen to her:

To what extent the conditions we encounter before birth influence our individual characteristics? It‘s the question at the center of fetal origins, a relatively new field of research that measures how the effects of influences outside the womb during pregnancy can shape the physical, mental and even emotional well-being of the developing baby for the rest of its life.

Science writer Annie Murphy Paul calls it a gray zone between nature and nurture in her book Origins, a history and study of this emerging field structured around a personal narrative — Paul was pregnant with her second child at the time. What she finds suggests a far more dynamic nature between mother and fetus than typically acknowledged, and opens up the possibility that the time before birth is as crucial to human development as early childhood.”

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Posted by on November 30, 2011 in Adoption

 

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2 responses to “Ted Talk – Author of “Origins”

  1. shadowtheadoptee

    December 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Very interesting. This stuff just fascinates me.

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  2. lara hentz

    December 3, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

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