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The Change in the Number of Neurons as Life Progresses

How do these numbers of neurons compare early in life (infancy) to later in life (adulthood)?

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How do these numbers compare early in life (infancy) to later in life (adulthood)?
How do these numbers of neurons compare early in life (infancy) to later in life (adulthood)?

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According to Gable and Hunting (2001), we have known for some time that nature and nurture interplays dynamically and provides the results in development of the human brain. From birth on, people grow and learn because it is in our genes, our bodies are programmed to do so and because our social and physical environment provides stimulation for this development.
New research on early development of the human brain provides a great opportunity to examine how nature and nurture work together to outline human development. Through the use of sophisticated technology in the world today, scientists have discovered how early brain development and "caregiver-child" relationships work together to create a foundation for future growing and learning.
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In this short paper I discuss how the number of neurons in the brain changes during human development. Examples are taken from research articles to show that the number of neurons and synapses changes and to what value during the human life cycle.

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