• Critical & Creative Thinking 01
    From the Concrete to the Abstract
    brain development, higher capacities, human potential
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    We have talked before about how at 18 months of age, the little toddler has as many neural fields available as we have as adults.  Those neurons are connected with many other neurons as in our adult mind, upwards of 10,000 each in forming these fields and the potential fields that there are, of 100 billion neurons.  And how at age seven, we have five to seven times more than we had at 18 months, something happens by adulthood that we have the same amount we had at 18 months. The most recent research I've been able to come across is that around age 11, 11 to 12, the brain releases a chemical which dissolves all unmyelinated and undeveloped, unutilized neural structures.