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Mothers on Mondays, Session 8: Early Brain Development

5pm PT | 8pm ET
Open to Multi-faith
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Mothers on Mondays, Session 8: Early Brain Development


Research in neuroscience has shown that early childhood is a time of tremendous brain development. New environments, life experiences, caregiver behaviour, and relationships can all affect the way a child’s brain circuits are wired.

This week, we will explore how babies learn and the role parents and caregivers play in the optimal development of the child. The session will be facilitated by neuroscientist Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul, who will share recent research in this area. The formal presentation will be followed by an interactive question/answer period.

Sessions will take place via Zoom, and registration is required. The Zoom link will be sent via a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email once you have registered, please email:

Future Sessions:

  • Session 9: The 4th Trimester
  • Session 10: Adoption
  • Session 11: Attachment Theory
  • Session 12: In Vitro Fertilization
  • Session 13: Miscarriages
  • Session 14: No Regrets Parenting


Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul is an Associate Professor in the department of Physical Therapy, which is part of the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. As a neuroscientist, she leads an active research program in infant perceptual-motor and social-emotional development.

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