Synopsis by Kathryn Tamms
Part two in The Secret Life of the Brain series explores the development of the brain in young children, most specifically the phenomenon of language, whose explosion in children after age one most dramatically illustrates the brain at work. But how do we learn to talk and read? Whereas linguistic activity is limited to the left side of the brain in adults, the same activity activates the entire brain in very young children. What happens when the physical development of the brain is compromised? And where do language disorders like dyslexia have their roots?
brain, child-development, language, neurology, human-body [anatomy], linguistics, dyslexia