Growing The Mind
The changes in the brain during the growth and development of a baby into an adult are explored in this edition. Professor Greenfield looks at how little of the fine structure of our brains is predetermined at birth, how the connections between nerves are constantly changing in response to what we encounter in the outside world.
She explains her view that learning, memory and even the process of becoming a unique individual should all be seen as a restless brain adapting minute by minute to the environment it encounters. Life is about how the world leaves its mark on us.