James W Prescott

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Dr. James W. Prescott is a developmental neuropsychologist and cross-cultural psychologist.


James W Prescott joined the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD where he created the Developmental Behavioral Biology Program of the newly created NICHD and served as its Health Scientist Administrator from 1963- 1980. During this period, Dr. Prescott initiated and established a number of basic brain-behavioral research programs, which documented that the early life experiences of mother-infant separation induced a variety of developmental brain abnormalities in the infrahuman primate.


A Document by James W Prescott

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)
Document:How Culture Shapes the Developing Brain and the Future of Humanityarticle16 November 2006Child development


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