Development of the Central Nervous System
an ongoing process, through adolescence and maybe even adult hood ?
the nervous system is “plastic”
Experience plays a key role Dire consequences when something goes wrong - “teratogens”
Drugs of abuse, industrial chemicals, caffeine?, household chemicals
Stages of Development
Phase Prenatal Infancy Childhood Approximate Age Highlight Conception - birth Rapid physical growth Birth - 2 yrs 2 - 12 yrs Motor development Abstract reasoning Identity creation,