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The increasing anatomical sophistication of the developing brain, beginning with the spinal cord and brainstem, followed by midbrain and forebrain regions, with the cerebral cortex, and particularly the frontal lobes, the last to show fully developed anatomical complexity. [From Greek en in + kephale the head + -izein to cause to become + -ation indicating a process or condition]

Subjects: Psychology.


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