infant development birth to 2 - Piaget motor substages

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10/13 Toddlers to 2 years old – greatest degree of physical change post natal, nervous system is the one with most growth, mid-brain and medulla closest to spinal cord, most growth specifically with motor structure, least developed is the cortex, covers mid-brain with perception problem solving and language We’re all born with a certain number neurons, huge number of synapses are formed very rapidly in the cortex called synapto-generis (creation synapsis) In first 4 years the brain quadruples in weight Synapto generis occurs throughout the lifetime, happens more and in spurts for toddlers, redundant synapse paths form and most die off if not used called neural prunning, if not brain would be ri god damn diculously big – happens at the greatest exent in 1-2 years old Neural pruning happen to have more synapses and less pruning than adults so work less efficiently, working brain but much more adaptive, plasticity, some innate but some nurture Brain developing rapidly, some innate but some nurture, synapses used less formed less in slower environment, rich environment with environment stimuli can help infant recover from brain development Babies lacking nutrients and proteins have slower brain development Myelination – nervous system development process, insulation of neural impulses so
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