Thomas, Michael S.C. and Johnson, Mark H. (2008) New advances in understanding sensitive periods in brain development. Current Directions in Psychological Science 17 (1), pp. 1-5. ISSN 0963-7214.Full text not available from this repository.
Is a dog ever too old to learn new tricks? We review recent findings on sensitive periods in brain development, ranging from sensory processing to high-level cognitive abilities in humans. We conclude that there are multiple varieties of, and mechanisms underlying, these changes. However, many sensitive periods may be a consequence of the basic processes underlying postnatal functional brain development.
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||sensitive periods, learning, plasticity|
|School or Research Centre:||Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychology|
|Date Deposited:||02 Dec 2010 11:07|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2013 12:19|
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