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Kanina sa Psycholinguistics, nasa usapin pa rin kami ng Critical Period Hypothesis. Ito ‘ung linguistic theory na nagsasabing may “critical period” sa buhay ng tao kung saan super flexible pa ng isip n’ya. Sa mga early stages ng development daw ang period na ito. Kaya naman madaling matuto ang bata ng language kumpara sa matatanda.

Pero hindi lang isip ang flexible. Pati ang brain, flexible din. Flexible in a sense that, it physically transforms in itself basta nasa critical period pa ito.

Here’s one video na ipinapanood sa amin kanina. Halos maiyak ako when I was watching the first few frames. But Jodie Miller’s battle against Rasmussen syndrome was amazing. Her story is a strong evidence that apart from the mind’s flexibility, the brain also has the ability to conform according to it’s very nature.

Pero sabi nga ng Hypothesis, swerte si Jodie, dahil bata siya nang malamang may sakit siya. Kung lampas na siya ng critical period, ‘e wala nang lunas.

Like ko ‘to. Promise.

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Orly S. Agawin

The author Orly S. Agawin

Orly has been writing for The Jellicle Blog since 2008. He is a training and development consultant by day and an art enthusiast by night. He lives in Parañaque with his mom.


  1. Jodie is blessed to live in a developed country. swerte nya at happy ending. Wish we can have that for regular Pinoy kids who need medical help 🙂 let’s keep on prying 🙂

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