Synaptic Pruning Inside Neuron Synapse Geek Humor #learning #synapticpruning #inside #neuron #synapse #geek #humor #neurotransmitter #advice #learner #neuropsychology #wordsandunwords Here's a sticker featuring all key parts of a neuron / synapse along with the saying "Synaptic Pruning Inside".
Pruning starts near the time of birth & is completed at end of adolescents. At birth, the brain consists of ~86 billion neurons. The infant brain will grow 5x in size by adulthood. 2 factors contribute to this: the growth of synaptic connections between neurons, & the myelination of nerve fibers. A decrease in synapses is seen after adolescence (synaptic pruning), & ~50% do not survive until adulthood. Pruning is influenced by environmental factors and is widely thought to represent…
'During the preschool period, the brain grows four times in size and reaches almost 90 percent of its adult volume by the age of 6. As children, our brains produce an excess of synaptic connections between neurons. During adolescence, the brain continues to morph into its adult form by discarding these unnecessary synapses. However, a new study suggests that growth in size, not synaptic pruning, is what helps the brain to mature.' Brain area keeps growing in adulthood, scientists find:
Synaptic Pruning -the process by which extra neurons and synaptic connections are eliminated in order to increase the efficiency of neuronal transmissions. http://www.outoftheboxchild.com/neurological_pruning.html For those parents with an out-of-the box child, it can offer some explanations to why things are the way they are, and why things sometimes seem to change quickly. to try and explain some of the neurological differences that are present in children with brain-based disorders.
Synaptic Pruning Inside Neuron Synapse Neurology #synaptic #pruning #inside #neuron #synapse #neurotransmitter #wordsandunwords #psyche #learning #geek #humor #funny Here's a throw pillow featuring a neuron / synapse along with the saying "Synaptic Pruning Inside" for anyone who thinks and learns!
Origin of synaptic pruning process linked to learning, autism and schizophrenia identified: Findings may suggest new approaches to treatments