Early learning (IMAGE) Virginia Tech Caption A teacher guides a student through a task in this historical photo of the Abecedarian Project, an early education, randomized controlled trial that began at the University of North Carolina and has followed the participants since 1971. Now, Virginia Tech researchers including Craig Ramey, Sharon Landesman Ramey, and Read Montague have revealed discoveries about the lasting effects of that early education on brain structure. Credit Virginia Tech Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.