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Myth or Fact About the Brain Development?

Do you believe the brain is fully developed at birth? Is this a Myth or Fact about the brain development? Read on to find out... As scientists learn more and more every day about the human brain and how the development of our brain occurs, we come to realize some of those old ideas you once thought to be true, are actually a myth and the myths are actually facts. Find out which fact about brain development fooled you.

 

MYTH- The brain's development depends entirely on the genes with which you are born.

FACT- Early experience and interaction with the environment are most critical in a child's brain development.

 

MYTH- A toddler's brain is less active than the brain of a college student.

FACT- A 3 year old toddler's brain is twice as active as an adult's brain.

 

MYTH- As birth the brain is fully developed, just like one's heart or stomach.

FACT- Most of the brain's cells are formed before birth, but most of the connections among cells are made during infancy and early childhood.

 

MYTH- Talking to a baby is not important because he or she can't understand what you are saying.

FACT- Talking to young children establishes foundations for learning language during early critical periods when learning is easiest for a child.

 

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