Diamond says, If you provide early enrichment while the brain is growing rapidly, you can get larger changes than after it has reached its peak of growth (Diamond and Hopson 16). The nervous system is made up of neurons, and they are tasked with the responsibility of transmitting information in the body. Communication is as a result of chemical and electronic means. The cellular structure of a neuron comprises axons and dendrites. Synapses are the connection between cells. Neurons produce neurotransmitters – a chemical that enables neurons to communicate with one another. Diamond illustrates that the trees of the mind are neurons, and like trees, they have branches that interconnect to send and obtain messages to and from the mind. Environmental incentive affects the brain growth of a child, and a productive environment stimulates the brain positively (Diamond and Hopson 18). Brain enrichment is significant at a young age since the brain is still young and learning can be incorporated easily. The full potential of a child can be ensured through the learning that they experience at a young age. Children use the skills they learn: thinking and remembering, to help them through school. The brain, when stimulated well and positively, will give satisfying results. Diamond quotes that No two brains are alike, no two children are alike (Diamond and Hopson 22). Enrichment of the brain from an early age determines how the children grow up. A child in an optimistically enriched environment is positively stimulated, which results in success.
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