The Baby Brain

At birth a baby's brain contains 100 billion neurons - as many nerve cells as there are stars in the Milky Way - but the wiring between them has yet to develop and depends on sensory experience. Sue Nelson examines what we already know about foetal and first-year brain development with Annette Karmiloff-Smith of Great Ormond Street Hospital and finds out what new knowledge may lie just around the corner.

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