Early childhood development / Effective lifelong learning / Emotions and learning
Epigenetics and learning. How the environment shapes gene expression, and the possible consequences for learning and behaviour
Environmental cues such as childhood parenting conditions and experiences and adolescent experiences and lifestyle may affect the way some gens are expressed though specific epigenetic signatures that in turs may influence cognitive function necessary for learning and building a stable personality. Having dependable, caring, supportive adult in a child’s life, as for example a teacher, can help to counteract the effects of negative experiences and parenting styles.