Environmental Influences on Prefrontal Development

  title={Environmental Influences on Prefrontal Development},
  author={Allyson P. Mackey and Rajeev D. S. Raizada and Silvia A. Bunge},
It takes only a few years for a human child’s sensory cortex to develop its full functionality. By contrast, it takes over two decades of experience and growth before prefrontal cortex (PFC) reaches its full maturity (Casey, Giedd, & Th omas, 2000; Fuster, 2002). A variety of studies have provided evidence that this prolonged period of development makes the… CONTINUE READING