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a limited time in which an event can occur, usually to result in some kind of transformation; in developmental psychology and developmental biology, it is a time in the early stages of an organism's life during which it displays a heightened sensitivity to certain environmental stimuli, and develops in particular ways due to experiences at this time.
BGregory about six years ago.

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"Initial definition retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_period"
NPicchetti (about six years ago)

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Definition contributed by BGregory about seven years ago:a limited time in which an event can occur, usually to result in some kind of transformation; in developmental psychology and developmental biology, it is a time in the early stages of an organism's life during which it displays a heightened sensitivity to certain environmental stimuli, and develops in particular ways due to experiences at this time. (from Wikipedia)

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Definition contributed by BGregory about seven years ago:a critical period is a limited time in which an event can occur, usually to result in some kind of transformation; in developmental psychology and developmental biology, it is a time in the early stages of an organism's life during which it displays a heightened sensitivity to certain environmental stimuli, and develops in particular ways due to experiences at this time. (from Wikipedia)

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Definition contributed by SAdministrator about eight years ago:No definition submitted yet

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