Brain Growth in Kids - Is It Possible?

In summary, the conversation discusses the possibility of a human having an abnormally fast growth of brain size and development, leading to a fully grown adult brain before the age of 15 or even 10. It is questioned if child prodigies are a result of this, or if their brains are only advanced in certain areas while the rest is still developing. It is suggested that child prodigies are able to absorb information more efficiently and have had abnormally fast brain growth in specific areas. The conversation also touches on the idea of 10-year-olds having the same brain size as adults and the role of experience in shaping brain connections.
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Is it possible for a human to have an abnormally fast growth of brain size and development leading to a fully grown adult brain before say age 15 or even 10? If so are there cases like this and what happened to them? Is this how child prodigee comes about? Or is child prodigee usually good at a small range of things but the rest of the brain is still not fully grown. So unusual in one part of the brain only? I am interested in cases where the whole brain has grown abnormally fast.
 
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child prodigies experience more at a younger age(their environment is enriched)
as for the adult brain thing...mmm wasn't aware there was much size difference between 15 year olds and "adults".
 
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Prodigees experience more at a younger age due not only to their enriched environment but also are capable of absorbing the extra material. So must have had abnormally fast brain growth somewhere. The latter is the main difference why they are so much more capable than normal chilldren when experienced to the same environment.

What about 10 or younger year olds having the same brain size as adults? Or are you making the point that biological growth in brain dosen't really account for 'adult like thinking anbd behaviour' but rather the connections in the brain which can only be made by experience hence time.
 
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1. Can a child's brain continue to grow and change as they grow older?

Yes, a child's brain is constantly developing and growing, and this continues into early adulthood. The brain is able to change and adapt in response to experiences and learning throughout childhood and adolescence.

2. How does brain growth in kids differ from brain growth in adults?

The rate of brain growth in kids is much faster than in adults. During the first few years of life, a child's brain grows rapidly, reaching about 90% of its adult size by age 3. In contrast, adult brains grow at a much slower rate and continue to develop and change throughout life.

3. What factors contribute to brain growth in kids?

Several factors can influence brain growth in kids, including genetics, nutrition, physical activity, and early experiences and learning. Adequate nutrition and stimulation through activities and interactions can support healthy brain development in children.

4. Can a child's brain growth be hindered or delayed?

Yes, various factors such as malnutrition, neglect, and exposure to toxins or trauma can negatively impact a child's brain growth and development. It's important for children to have a safe and nurturing environment to support their brain growth and overall well-being.

5. Is it possible to boost a child's brain growth through certain activities or interventions?

While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to boosting brain growth in kids, providing a stimulating and enriched environment can support their cognitive and emotional development. Activities such as reading, playing, and learning new skills can also aid in brain growth and development.

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