From the moment when we hold that baby, we know she would grow and someday she would surpass us perhaps in both intellectual and physical appearance. But, do we ever pay attention to how their brains grow? –The hidden gem that keeps on growing … Arguable, it is the most important organ in our body. Without it, we can’t communicate/socialize or even making sense of anything.
Now thru MRI scans, Scientist can analyze how a brain is developing from the day we are born up until we are turning into a young adult.—Twenty one and counting …
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Have you ever wondered why kids can learn new languages so fast and they could master many different languages at young age? In fact in elementary/middle school, I was able to speak five different languages fluently. And I didn’t have any problem switching between one language to another in the blink of eyes. Then in my high school year, I learned another language and managed to speak it fluently. While I was in College and thru my young adult time, I added three more languages under my belts. At one point of my life, I was able to speak 10 languages –Not perfect but I could carry conversation in those languages.
Now as I aged and didn’t have much time to practice. I started to lose the speaking part even though I could still make out some of them thru listening. –Some I managed to totally lost them. Ever wonder why?
According to Scientists, the area of the brain controlling language development is still immature at the age of 6 years old and will continue to grow through age 10. –This is why learning new language is much easier during our young age, as we get older, they have eliminating the redundant neural links. --cited from http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/09/15/health/20080915-brain-development.html
I love this little visit and learn about our own brains. Only if we stop learning then our brain will stop growing.
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