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vanessaallen

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Develops through a combination of nature and nurture.
Begins development in the prenatal stage.
Contains over 100 billion brain cells (neurons) at birth.
Grows to fit its' environment by connections (or synapses) made between neurons.
Uses synapses to send brain impulses, controlling the body, mind, feelings, memory and language.
Is wired on a "use it or lose it" system. Synapses are created and strengthened with use, and wither away if unused.
Is dependent on the quality of the relationship between the infant and primary caregiver.
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