How the Brain Develops and Changes

  • Published8 Nov 2019
  • Author Hannah Zuckerman
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

The brain is a complicated machine. But, unlike a static mechanical machine — like a car or a dishwasher — the brain is an organ that grows, changes, and learns. To get “under the hood,” scientists need to go back to the brain’s infancy and explore how it develops. Click on the targets below to learn how the brain grows, changes, and adapts to its environment through infancy, childhood, and adolescence.

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