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Unformatted text preview: Excess exp-exp synapses Rat study Young rats placed in stimulating cage had fewer synapses than rats in boring cage Adult rats placed in stimulating cage had more synapses than rats in boring cage 3 Nutrition in early childhood Important in physical and brain growth Preschoolers are picky Eat what others eat Malnutrition In U.S., 11% of families do not have enough food Much higher in developing world Related to: Stunted growth Lower intelligence Lower academic achievement Kwashiorkor: Adequate calories; low protein More common after 18 months Marasmus: Not enough calories More common in first year...
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2010 for the course PSYCH 4 taught by Professor Ritabutterfield during the Fall '10 term at Santa Rosa.
- Fall '10