The Learning Lead - Volume 4, 2020 - Nutrition and Executive Functions in Children
The ability to coordinate one’s thoughts, feelings, and actions depends on the development of a specific set of cognitive processes responsible for cognitive control and purposeful and goal-directed behavior called executive functions (EFs).1 As such, EFs are considered important building blocks for learning and creativity in children.1,2
Nutrition & Learning - Nora Schneider
Dr. Nora Schneider
The impact of nutrition is greater in the foetal and early postnatal period because of the high metabolic demands of the brain at that age. Growing organs are more vulnerable to inadequate supply Brain counterbalances vulnerability by plasticity
Neurobiology of learning
Dr. Nora Schneider
Learning requires an ability to retain knowledge acquired through experience, while memory stores the background knowledge against which new learning takes place. Learning new information and skills, storing this knowledge, and retrieving, modifying or forgetting these memories over time are critical for flexibly responding to a changing environment
Long Term Effects of Early Nutrition on Brain Development and Function
Early development and long-term function of the brain are critically dependent on adequate nutrient supply during pregnancy and early childhood.
The Role Of Nutrition In Children’s Neurocognitive Development, From Pregnancy Through Childhood
Discussed possible associations of individual nutrient intakes and more recently dietary patterns to neurocognitive development in childhood.
Synergistic Effects Of Human Milk Nutrients In The Support Of Infant Recognition Memory: An Observational Study
Studied relation of human milk lutein, choline and DHA with recognition memory. Nutrients Interactions appear important to predict infant cognition.
A DTI-Based Template-Free Cortical Connectome Study of Brain Maturation
A template-free ‘‘baby connectome’’ study mapping brain networks in premature neonates, term-born neonates, six-month-old infants, and adults.