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Infant Intelligence Training

Brain researcher Gerald Hüther says children are born with a whole host of potential neural pathways. However, their family and social surroundings influence whether that potential can be realized. Areas of the brain that are not used simply shrivel away.

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Language acquisition is also vital to cementing a child's experiences. And enthusiasm plays an important part in the whole learning process, acting as a kind of fertilizer to the brain. It's important that parents and teachers recognize what switches a child on, and help them to develop these interests.