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KERA's One Crisis Away project focuses on North Texans living on the financial edge.

How Poverty Can Affect A Child's Brain


Research has shown that growing up in poverty can negatively affect the wiring – and even the physical dimensions – of a child’s brain. As part of KERA’s One Crisis Away initiative, Think explored how interventions during the middle school years can reverse those changes. 

In this episode, Krys Boyd talked with Jacquelyn Gamino, Ph.D., director of UTD’s Center for Brain Health’s Adolescent Reasoning Initiative and assistant research professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.