New Insights into Brain Development | Suzana Herculano-Houzel | UNICEF

April 24, 2014

In the first years of life, neurons in our brain form new connections at the astounding rate of 700–1000 per second – a pace that is not repeated again. But when the quality of key factors – including in our health, nutrition, environment and sources of support – is poor, child development is seriously affected, sometimes irreversibly. (See

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