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2/1/10 1 Brain Development continued…. Neural Wiring After Birth • Experience-Expectant • Experience-Dependent Experience-Expectant • Critical periods in vision
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2/1/10 2 Effect of early closure of one eye on the distribution of neurons. Cataracts • 1 in every 10,000 • Same as Lazy Eye • Bilateral deficits actually better Cataracts In general, if the problem isn’t solved by age 4, baby develops impaired vision.
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2/1/10 3 Experience-Expectant • Critical periods in vision • Critical periods in language development Phoneme Perception “Ra” vs. “La” Phoneme Perception
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2/1/10 4 English speaking children discrimination of foreign phonemes Isolation Studies • Genie Learning a second language
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2/1/10 5 7–13 Learning a second language: Johnson and Newport (1989) The little boy is speak to a policeman.
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Unformatted text preview: A shoe salesman sees many foots throughout the day. A bat flewed into our attic last night. Larry went the home after the party. 714 Biology of Language Learning Brocas Area: Expressive language (production) Wernickes Area: Receptive language (comprehension) 715 Broca's area Primary auditory area Wernicke's area Motor cortex 2/1/10 6 716 Learning a second language Kim et al., 1997 Experience-Dependent Neural connections are created and reorganized throughout life as a function of an individuals experiences Experience-Dependent Greenoughs Rats Violin Players 2/1/10 7 The Aging Brain Brain weight Number of neurons Dendritic density Nerve conduction velocity Helping the Aging Brain Stay intellectually engaged Exercise Healthy diet...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course HK 253 taught by Professor Claxton during the Spring '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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