Chapter 3 Part 2 Guided Notes

Chapter 3 Part 2 Guided Notes - 1. See signs of...

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Psychology 340 WI09 Chapter 3 part 2 Guided Notes Brain Development I. Brain physiology a. The neuron b. Myelin fatty covering of axon that speeds transmission of info in neurons c. Parts of the brain II. Brain Development a. i. Rapid brain development early 1. ii. Brain produces more neurons than it needs then prunes away iii. Plasticity 1. Lack of normal experiences 1
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Psychology 340 WI09 Chapter 3 part 2 Guided Notes 2. Stimulating experiences 3. Plasticity greatest at critical period b. Specialization of the brain i. Matures from back to front ii. Lateralization
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Unformatted text preview: 1. See signs of lateralization early on in development c. The Childs Brain i. Continue strengthening used connections & pruning unused for efficiency ii. Myelination for better coordination d. The Adolescents Brain i. Brain growth spurt 2 Psychology 340 WI09 Chapter 3 part 2 Guided Notes e. The Adults Brain i. Specialization & pruning highly efficient brains f. Aging Brain i. Decline in brain weight ii. Slowing of CNS iii. Older brains can grow new neurons & synapses iv. Plasticity & adaptation v. Huge individual differences 3...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course PSYCH 340 taught by Professor Vonspeigal during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.

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