As adults, we tend to think of young children as little versions of ‘us’. However, during the twentieth century, psychologists began to raise the possibility that children’s modes of thinking might be quite different from adults’. As we move into the twenty first century, neurological research begins to indicate that this analysis was correct. And although the child brain was incompletely modelled by early theorists, it is becoming quite clear that its construction is, in many ways quite alien to the adult’s; the key difference being the much greater plasticity of the child brain.
|Published - 6 Dec 2016