TB3 Lecture 2 Brain Development

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1. What effect does an enriched environment have on the cerebral cortex?

  • Aids in developing the infants vision and attention management
  • The cerebral cortex increases in width with age allowing the infant to absorb more information
  • It causes the cortical neurons to thicken as the infant is exposed to more sights and sounds.
  • Aids in developing muscle tone and balance
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2. What is the role of the limbic system?

  • Reflexes and responses to stress
  • Regulating emotions and frontal lobes for advanced cognitive functioning
  • Abstract thought
  • Processing auditory and visual stimuli

3. When does brain growth begin in utero?

  • 18 days
  • 8 months
  • 14 days
  • 6 months

4. What is the darwinian reflex?

  • When a baby is held with their feet barely touching a surface, they will make stepping motions
  • When the palm of a babies hand is stroked, they make a strong fist and can be raised to standing if grasped
  • When a baby is dropped/hears a loud noise, they extend limbs and fingers whilst drawing their head back as a protective reflex
  • When a baby will grab anything that comes in close proximity to their face, a protective reflex

5. What did research by Perry & Pollard (1998) show?

  • The children who suffered severe global neglect had smaller brains than controls
  • The children who suffered severe global neglect had larger brains than controls
  • The children who suffered severe global neglect had much smaller frontal occipital circumferences and growth/organisation than conrtols
  • The children who suffered severe global neglect had much larger frontal occipital circumferences and growth/organisation than conrtols

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