Why the First 2,000 Days Matter: A Look Inside the Brain


  • Amelia Bachleda, PhD
  • Jane Hu, PhD
  • Lindsay Klarman, MNPL, NIC-A
  • Gina Lebedeva, PhD, SLP-CF
  • Hannah Lidman, MPA
  • Sarah Roseberry Lytle, PhD
  • Lilian Shafer
  • Elizabeth Zack, PhD
  • Patricia K. Kuhl, PhD
  • Andrew N. Meltzoff, PhD
  • Axon
    output fiber of a neuron
    Cell body
    the neuron's processing center
    input fibers of a neuron
    Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
    a non-invasive brain imaging technique used to determine which regions of the brain are active
    cells located in the brain and throughout the body that are specialized to communicate messages
    the process of removing excess synapses
    Sensitive period
    a time in development when the brain is especially ready to learn a skill
    connection point between neurons