Brain Development Timeline

Our brains continue growing and changing throughout life. To learn more about changes in the brain during different periods of development, click on the images above.

Brain-Building Tip of the Month

Make sure your child gets plenty of exercise! Physical activity in childhood can help maintain and promote cognitive function later in life.

Research in Brief

Brain Activity During Babies’ Sleep. Babies’ brains are more active in sleep than previously thought. The twitching of limbs during REM sleep helps babies control motor movements when awake. A recent study found this twitching also occurs during a new sleep stage called “quiet sleep.”

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