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    Brain Growth After Birth/Aging

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    Please answer the following:
    (a) What factors account for brain growth after birth?
    (b) List some structural brain changes observed with aging

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    (a) What factors account for brain growth after birth?

    Generally speaking, the brain grows rapidly after birth during the first few years of life. Growth is due mainly to a number of factors:

    -- an increase in the size of the cells already present
    -- proliferation and growth of neuroglia
    -- ...

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    The solution discusses the factors that account for brain growth after birth and lists some of the brain changes observed with aging.

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