The First Year

Neural Network

The brain begins developing in the womb and achieves dramatic levels of growth during the first few years of life. During this time positive experiences contribute to building a strong brain architecture.

Graphic: Lawson Parker. Sources: Charles Nelson, Harvard Medical School; Pat Levitt, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles.
Synapse Drawings based on Golgi Stain Preparations (1939-1967) by J. L. Conel