BRAIN FACT: The Brain Of A Two Year Old Has More Synaptic Connections Than An Adult Brain

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The brain of a two year old has more synaptic connections than an adult brain. With the purpose to adapt, a child's brain eliminates connections that are made from experiences that are not repeated frequently in their life. The brain retains connections from experiences that have been repeated often.

A valuable resource to help understand the developing brain is available from Zero to Three. Go to the baby brain map here

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