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

During mealtimes with your child, describe the flavors of the foods you are both eating. For example, you can talk about how applesauce is sweet or how a pickle is sour.

Research in Brief

Increased Surface Area in the Neocortex Contributes to Human Intelligence. Scientists have discovered how the brain evolved to expand the surface area of the neocortex in order to make humans more intelligent, and how intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders develop when this process does not occur as expected.

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