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critical period

a crucial period in a person's or animal's development whencertain experiences must happen for normal development toproceed. Today it is more common to use the term sensitiveperiod to describe the optimum period for certainexperiences to happen.

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June 22nd 2021

cognitive neuroscience

a hybrid discipline aimed at identifying the biologicalbases of cognitive processes by combining techniques forthe study of cognitive processes with measures of physiological processes.