BRAIN FACT: During Pre-natal Development A Baby's Brain Makes About 1.8 Million New Connections Each Second

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

During pre-natal development a baby's brain makes approximately 1.8 million new connections each second. The time before birth is not long enough to complete full development. Eighty five percent of the brain continues to develop by age 3.

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BRAIN FACT: Babies Learn Language When Speech Is Specifically Directed Toward Them

Monday, September 27, 2010

Babies learn language when speech is specifically directed toward them. When an infant or toddler sees mouth movements, and facial expressions strong connections are made in the brain and language learning is enhanced.

A recent study reported findings related to verbal development.   Click here to read information on the study.

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BRAIN FACT: It Is Essential That The Brain Gets Good Fats

Friday, September 24, 2010

It is essential that the brain gets good fats. The brain is 60% fat so it is critical that diets include the right kinds of fats. Fats create the myelin that insulates nerves. Myelin makes it possible for messages to be communicated throughout the brain and body effectively.

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BRAIN FACT: The Quality of Relationships In the Early Months Determines The Way The Brain Is Wired

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The quality of relationships in the early months of a child's life determines the way the brain is wired. The brain adapts very quickly to either negative or positive experiences. These experiences influence relationships and learning throughout life.

A recent report provides an example of the impact parenting techniques can have.  Click here to read more.  

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BRAIN FACT: The Brain Does Not Complete Development Until About Age 25

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The brain does not fully complete development until about the age of 25. The pre-frontal cortex is the last area of the brain to finish developing. This area helps to control impulses, plan, anticipate consequences, plan, and think in the abstract.

Recent research reveals information on this area of the brain and delayed gratification. Click here to read more.

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BRAIN FACT: It Is Essential That Children Experience Direct Language In Everyday Life

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It is essential that children experience direct language in their everyday life. Since the brain is dependent on experience, connections are made based on the vocabulary and interactive language heard in infancy through the preschool years.

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BRAIN FACT: Vegetables Help Develop Young Brains

Friday, September 17, 2010

Vegetables help develop healthy young brains. Additionally, research shows vegetables provide benefits throughout life.  One study demonstrates that older adults who ate nearly 3 servings of veggies every day slowed their natural aging cognitive decline by 40%.

Results demonstrated by the Chicago Health and Aging Project.

BRAIN FACT: Eating Breakfast Is Important For the Brain To Function Well

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Eating breakfast is important for the brain to function well. A well balanced breakfast that includes a protein gives the brain what it needs. When the brain gets the nutrition it needs, this leads to more stable moods, increases in ability to pay attention, and improved memory.

Read this article for further information.

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BRAIN FACT: The Brain Filters Out Distractions To Create Focused Attention

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The brain filters out distractions to create focused attention. When paying attention brain cells are changed and learning takes place.

Focus your attention and try this famous experiment.  

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BRAIN FACT: Continuous Exposure To Hostility Can Lead To A Diminished Ability To Handle Stress

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A developing brain re-wires when living in continuous hostility. Continuous exposure can lead to a diminished ability to handle stress.

For further information read this article by Dr. Bruce Perry

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BRAIN FACT: Time Spent Outdoors Can Have A Positive Impact On The Brain

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Research is indicating that many young children spend numerous hours indoors watching television or using electronics. However, time spent outdoors can have a more positive impact on brain development.

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BRAIN FACT: The Brain Creates Strong Memories Through Fun, Consistent, And Loving Interactions

Friday, September 3, 2010

The brain creates strong memories through fun, consistent, and loving interactions. Positive relationships have a critical impact on both learning and later relationships.

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