I enjoyed this chapter because it provides insight on many different learning theories and processes. I also enjoy reading about the human brain and how it plays such an important role in learning and behavior. Page 386 talks about Brain development and Nutrition. Many factors can influence fetal brain development. Although most healthy pregnant women do not need to radically alter their lifestyles in order to promote optimal brain development good nutrition is important, since brain growth like the growth of the rest of the fetus body is influenced by the quality of a pregnant woman's diet. Brain development is most sensitive to a baby's nutrition between mid-gestation and two years of age. Children who are malnourished and deprived of adequate calories and protein in their diet throughout this period do not adequately grow, either physically or mentally. Inadequate brain growth explains why children who were malnourished as fetuses and infants suffer often lasting behavioral and cognitive deficits, including slower language and fine motor development, lower IQ, and poorer school performance. A baby's birth weight and brain size depend on the quality of his or her mother's nutrition during pregnancy.