Adult Courses

Sackler Brain Course: The Neurobiology of Attachment

January 21, 2017


How do babies form attachments to their caregivers? How do these essential emotional connections take shape? The basic question of nature versus nurture oversimplifies a system that is deeply complex, constantly in flux, and still somewhat mysterious. In this one-day course, we will delve into recent insights in understanding the neurobiology and behavior of early childhood attachment.

Nathan Fox
Director of Child Development Lab
University of Maryland

Dylan Gee
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Yale University

Katie Hinde
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Arizona State University

The Museum gratefully acknowledges The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. for its support to establish the Sackler Brain Bench, part of the Museum’s Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, offering ongoing programs and resources for adults, teachers, and students to illuminate the extraordinary workings of the human brain.