New advances in understanding sensitive periods in brain development
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.
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:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences|
|Research Centre:||Birkbeck Knowledge Lab, Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)|
|Date Deposited:||02 Dec 2010 11:07|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2016 13:41|
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