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Brain Development
An overview of brain development from conception to one year of age.
# 72692 | 2,925 words | 7 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Education (Development Studies) , Psychology (General) , Music Studies (General)

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This paper looks at the development of the brain from the moment of conception to one year of age. It looks at the development of gender, gender differences in the brain, cognition, and how cognitive function changes through adulthood into old age.

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There is a four-year period of potential growth lasting from conception until around the third birthday, which is the most critical period for human development. Maria Montessori called this La mente del bambino or the time of the absorbent mind. The brain is composed basically of two types of cells; the neurons which are the nerve cells and the glial cells which are the supportive cells. Information is integrated in the cell bodies of the neurons and travels as an electrochemical impulse along the axon where the..."

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