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    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.

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    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.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): sensitive periods, learning, plasticity
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Educational Neuroscience, Centre for, Birkbeck Knowledge Lab, Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2010 11:07
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:52


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