Brain development in children

The majority of human brain’s structure is shaped in the first 3 years of life. In details, when a child is born, his/her brain size and architecture is only 25% of the adult size. At age 1 is about 70%, and at age 3 is around 85%. The first 1000 days are, thus, quite importantContinue reading “Brain development in children”

Hormones and pregnancy

Pregnancy is a period of time regulated in an extreme strict way by several hormones. I will talk about the 5+1 most important hormones typical of pregnancy. 1 – Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) It is produced by the placenta after implantation. It is the hormone detected by pregnancy tests. It seems to be the causeContinue reading “Hormones and pregnancy”

Music for babies

It is well known that music can be a therapeutic tool in any moment of our life. What is really interesting is that music has an impact also on the development of fetuses. Numerous papers dealing with the impact of listening to music during the prenatal period have been published in the last decade. FetusesContinue reading “Music for babies”