5. Neurological development

Summary and Objectives

  • Explain key concepts such as neural tube, axon, synapse, dendrite, terminal buttons, temporal lobe, parietal lobe, and occipital lobe,
  • Discuss neural development from embryo to adolescence and describe the implications of neural pruning.
  • Apply what you’ve learned to think about “Why this matters?” by looking at the effects of damage at different ages.


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