The process of brain development involves a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Reading, listening and interacting with others are some good tools for stimulating neural connections and our neuroplasticity: the brain’s ability to adapt and change as a result of behavior and experiences.
Our brain structure develops rapidly during our first years of life. When we are born, each neuron in the cortex has 2,500 synapses (connections). By age three, this number raises to 10,000 synapses per neuron. While adults only have half this amount, the brain never stops learning. Learn why.