A study released this week is shedding some light on the development of the human brain through the early years of life. We have known for quite some time that the brain develops quickly early on but what scientists discovered is that life experiences that can be tied to memories help develop the brain quickly and accurately in both humans and chimpanzees.
Obviously humans and chimpanzees are often studied together in order to find similarities and links between the two species but researchers say it was quite astonishing to find such an interesting link. More importantly researchers were surprised to find that children that interacted with others and experienced many things in the early few years of life had quicker and more pronounced brain development. This means that once again science has found a way to hopefully help increase the intelligence of the average population by encouraging parents to educate their children immediately after birth.
A follow up study is being planned right now in order to pinpoint exactly what kind of interactions help develop children’s brains the quickest but either way researchers are simply happy to have found this information. Each and every day more and more is being discovered about the human brain and through research like this more things are constantly being discovered about the brain; some time in the future this could be used as a major indicator of intelligence or other important features.