What is a Critical Period in Brain Development?

Our brains are continually evolving themselves to meet the everyday life’s needs, even throughout adulthood. However, there are most aspects of brain structure and functions are developed in early childhood. For example, studies have shown that there are certain windows of time during which the young are especially sensitive to their environment. Babies require normal visual input or they may suffer permanent impairment; language skills depend critically on verbal input in the first few years. The critical period for language-learning begins around five years of age and ends around puberty. This is why individuals who learn a new language after puberty almost always speak it with a foreign accent.Therefore, it is very important to learn languages as early as possible.

3 thoughts on “What is a Critical Period in Brain Development?

  1. 很受益!看来,从婴幼儿起就应抓好教育.


    [english]
    Learned something indeed! Parents should start to educate kids from infants.
    [/english]
    [japanese]
    とても勉強になりました!親は子供の教育を乳幼児から重視しなくちゃ。
    [/japanese]

  2. 越早越好,现在都提倡胎教。


    [english]
    The sooner the better, now fetus education is advocated.
    [/english]
    [japanese]
    できれば、早いほうが良いのです。今は胎児教育を推奨されています。
    [/japanese]

  3. My friend on Orkut shared this link with me and I’m not dissapointed at all that I came here.

    [chinese]
    我朋友Orkut推荐给我这个网站,我很高兴访问了这里。
    [/chinese]
    [japanese]
    友たちからこのサイトを紹介されまして、着てよかったです。
    [/japanese]

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