chap. 2 summary - Kathryn Putney Chapter 2 Brain...

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Kathryn Putney Chapter 2 Brain development The human brain is not fully developed until early adulthood. Brain development occurs through adolescent years and brain organization continues through most of the life span. Genetics play an important role in the development process of the brain. However environment has recently become a theory in which it plays a more important role in shaping development than once before. The idea of having a critical period in brain development has always been a debate. It is also believed that lack of stimulation may slow the development of brain connections and delay the appearance of some abilities. And that later stimulation can compensate for lack of early stimulation to some extent. Specialization of the two hemispheres is called brain lateralization and leads us to believe that the two hemispheres may begin to specialize in their function by age three. Children under the age of 5 usually recover from brain damage more successfully than adults. It is important for educators to understand brain development, how visual and auditory
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