Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A #brain #drawing for Universal Childen's Day

On December 14th 1954, Universal Children's Day was born through the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/events/childrenday Did you know that? What a great concept that is to dedicate a day to honor the world's children.

In keeping with my artwork on the brain, I wanted to find some information on how children's brains developed and came across these two articles.

- "How Children's Brains Develop" http://school.familyeducation.com/cognitive-development/biochemistry/38471.html
- "Children's Brains Change As They Learn To Think About Others" http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/248867.php

(C) Michelle Hunter www.hunterart.com

The articles mentions that the brain 'grows' as one learned new things like how to interact with others as well as experiencing 'growth spurts'. Myelin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myelin helps secures what the brain is absorbing. In the first article, it is suggested that at ages 1, 4, 7, 11 and 15, is when neuron connectors are denser resulting in a greater ability to learn. That concept is illustrated in the above drawing.

Here's a close-up in progress as well to share with you:

Know of other resources that explore the brain of a child? Feel free to let me know.

Michelle Hunter 
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