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We can best understand brain growth by looking at it from 2 vantage points.
What are the 2 vantage points?
1. microscopic level of individual brain cells
2. the larger level of the cerebral cortex
Tiny gaps where fibers from different neurons come close together but do not touch are called...
Where are they located?
2. between neurons
Neurons send messages (communicate) to one another by releasing chemicals called ___, which cross the synapse.
What does the synaptic pruning process do with the neurons that aren't stimulated?
the pruning process returns the neurons to an uncommitted state so they can support future development
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