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the principle that growth follows a pattern that begins with the head and upper body parts and then proceeds down to the rest of the body
cephalocaudal principle
the principle that development proceeds from the center of the body outward
proximodistal principle
the basic cell of the nervous system
neuron
the gap at the connection between neurons, tough which neurons chemically communicate with one another
synapse
a fatty substance that helps insulate neurons and speeds the transmission of nerve impulses
myelin
the upper layer of the brain
cerebral cortex
the unexplained death of a seemingly healthy baby
SIDS
a theory of how motor skills develop and are coordinated
dynamic systems theory