Neural Plasticity: The Effects of Environment on the Development of the Cerebral Cortex

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Author: Peter R. Huttenlocher
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Pages: 286
Language: english
Year: 2002
ISBN 10: 0674007433
ISBN 13: 9780674007437
Series: Perspectives in Cognitive Neuroscience
Edition: Unknown
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Synopsis

Neural plasticity--the brain's ability to change in response to normal developmental processes, experience, and injury--is a critically important phenomenon for both neuroscience and psychology. Increasing evidence about the extent of plasticity--long past the supposedly critical first three years--has recently emerged....