SELECTIVE CELL DEATH

Process in initial development wherein neurons which are not stimulated by sensory or motor experience wither and die.

SELECTIVE CELL DEATH: "If a child does not receive enough sensory stimuli, selective cell death may occur."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELECTIVE CELL DEATH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/selective-cell-death/ (accessed April 17, 2021).
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