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Psychology 320 Dr. Higley Thursday, October 27, 2011 I. Early Childhood Physical development a. Skeletal growth a.i. Deciduous teeth – milk teeth (same buds as adult teeth use) a.ii. By age 3, baby has all 20 a.iii. Lose baby teeth b. Asynchronies b.i. Brain, lymph nodes grow fastest b.ii. b.iii. Brain changes b.iii.1. fMRI show large energy needs a the synaptic growth and myelination are at their peak, around age 4 b.iii.2. By age 4, the number of synapse in frontal lobes are nearly double those of the adult b.iii.2.a. How does the brain make room? b.iii.2.b. Synaptogenesis vs. apoptosis b.iii.3. Between age 3 and 6 left hemisphere is more active than right b.iii.3.a. Lateralization b.iii.3.b. Example: handedness b.iii.3.c. Dominant hemisphere b.iii.3.d. Language skills b.iii.4. Frontal lobe areas for planning and organization develop b.iii.5. Rich growth in the cerebellum from 3 – 6 years b.iii.6. Fibers from cerebellum are myelinated by the time children
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