baby's brain info needed

Ania Lian (ania@LINGUA.CLTR.UQ.OZ.AU)
Mon, 21 Oct 1996 13:18:59 +1000

we've been having the eternal debate on a lang research list however one
person came out with an interetsing question and I know that there are some
people on anthro able to answer tha mail: Please help.

thanks ania

Date: Sun, 20 Oct 1996 18:37:38 -0230
Reply-To: SLA Research and Teaching <SLART-L@CUNYVM.BITNET>
Sender: SLA Research and Teaching <SLART-L@CUNYVM.BITNET>

I thought the brain did not "grow" (in terms of cellular multiplication)
after birth, but that neural networks di develop (the connections between
nerve cells "grow"). I had believed that mylenization interefered with
making new networks. Am I off-track?

J. Benger