Today I came across an article that’s a few years old but really fascinating. The title? “Scientists in the Crib Use Adults as Lab Rats.” Basically, the piece is a review of a book called “The Scientist in the Crib,” which talks about babies’ brain development.
From the book review:
Before preschoolers enter kindergarten, their brains are more active and more flexible, with more connections per brain cell, than the brains of adult human beings, the researchers discovered. By age three, the child’s brain is actually twice as active as an adult’s. It has some 15,000 synapses or connections per neuron, many more than the adult brain.
I’d suspected that Callum was a genius (a mad scientist, even) but this cements it.
BTW, people on Amazon.com recommend “What’s Going on In There” as an alternative and complement to the crib scientist book.