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When do synaptic connections in the brain form?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Most of the synaptic connections form during the first year of life, a period during which the brain rapidly expands to near-adult size, and the total number of synapses approaches twice that seen in adults.
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