Friday, April 07, 2006

Critical windows for learning

A few noteworthy “critical windows” for early mind development (brain is such a mad lab word, you know? I like mind, better).

  • Vision. Actively begin to sprout connections between 2 to 4 months and complete their basic wiring by about 8 months
  • Phonemes and language. Open through12 months
  • Music. Closes around 10 years old and is closely related to the circuits required for math and logic
  • Empathy. Narrows around 18 months

p 21-22, "A Woman's Book of Life, The Biology, Psychology, and Spirituality of the Feminine Life Cycle Joan Borysenko, Ph.D."

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