We assume a baby's brain is just a small version of an adult brain, but it's not at all. How babies' brains develop from birth, shaping and being shaped by the world around them.
- The brain takes 25 years to mature fully.
- A baby's brain contains all the nerve cells it will ever have.
- At first, babies use only the brain stem, which stores dozens of reflexes that help survival.
- Neurons are activated, forming pathways and creating a unique brain with its own personal architecture.
A baby's brain is not just a small version of an adult brain.
When you are born, your brain is nowhere near finished.
You have all the nerve cells you will ever have but they have not yet been connected up.
The first months and years of life are crucial to how ...
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