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Unformatted text preview: c. Good for synapses d. Baby Geniuses: flashcards cause dendrites to grow: NO V. Pruning a. Overproduction of dendrites in infancy: 50% too much i. Prunes it back by killing off dendrites b. Connections made for exploring and learned c. Pruning due to not needing certain connections d. Very dramatic early on, but continues to occur in adolescence e. Must be fair amount of genetics to guide brain connections f. Also flexibility due to experiences/damages (environment) g. Happens normally in normal environment h. Abnormal only if in abnormal environment VI.Stimulation a. Affects chemistry of the brain, not structure of brain (dendrites) VII. Brain Scanning a. PET scan showed highest glucose metabolic rate as primitive brain structures b. dTIs tests CSF movement in brain c. 7 months = start of frontal cortex usage...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course PSY 0310 taught by Professor Strauss during the Fall '08 term at Pittsburgh.
- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology