Posts tagged growth and development

Development of the Human Embryonic Brain from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

We were shown this video in class as part of a lecture on the biology of learning and memory. No matter how you look at it, it is impressive how much the brain grows in size, swelling with newly formed neurones who spread their fingerlike synapses impulsively through the far corners of the neurological system.

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
Socrates, 470-399 BC