• Question: Does the place you grow up in affect the development of your brain and if so how?

    Asked by Mary Jo to Sonia on 8 Nov 2018.
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      Sonia Lenehan answered on 8 Nov 2018:

      Yes! Everything in the outside world can have an effect on your brain! We are not certain why exactly this happens, that is one of the things I will be looking into in my research. Things like smoking, not getting enough sleep, being around a lot of languages, doing lots of exercises, playing and reading can all have effects on the brain. Things like smoking can have bad effects and things like exercising can have good effects!