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Why do human infants take so much longer to mature than other animals?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Because human infant: development lays down the networks for higher order cognition, complex social/adaptive & communication skills & biped ambulation, it takes longer than development of less sentient animals.

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