What’s going on in the brain of a 5 year old child?

Podcast: Child Brain Development

Neuroscientist Dr Steve Kassem, as seen on ABC TV’s ‘Catalyst’, joined the Fathering Channel to talk about the developing childhood brain.

He explores what’s actually happening in your five year old’s brain, what events can affect this critical phase of brain development and shares tips on how to support healthy brain development in youth.

This podcast was recorded on Friday 26 June 2020.


About Dr Steve Kassem

Dr Steve Kassem completed his Bachelor of Science in neuroscience and psychology at the University of Sydney and subsequently went on to complete his PhD at The University of Sydney and The University of New South Wales, where he was awarded the Peter Bancroft Award for Research Excellence and Most Outstanding Thesis of the Year.

He now works within the Brain Mapping Lab at Neuroscience Research Australia, under the mentorship of Scientia Prof George Paxinos AO, the world leader in brain cartography.

Dr Kassem is currently working to develop the highest resolution atlas of the living human brain – a tool used by researchers and clinicians to test hypothesis on brain anatomy – considered by some as ‘the Google Maps of the brain’.

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