Each time a child is exposed to a new object or experience, new neural connections are made in the brain. Child development research shows that through repetition, these connections are strengthened and learning occurs.
Pyramidal neurons MICHAEL HÄUSSER AND HERMANN CUNTZ, UCL This computer simulated image shows synthetic pyramidal neurons, of optimised size, shape and connectivity, that are indistinguishable from those found in the real biological brain. Pyramidal cells are so-called as they have a pyramid-shaped cell body (soma), and are also characterised by long branching dendrites. They are found in the forebrain (cortex and hippocampus) of mammals and are thought to be involved in cognitive function.
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