Anatomic magnetic resonance imaging of the developing child and adolescent brain and effects of genetic variation

//Anatomic magnetic resonance imaging of the developing child and adolescent brain and effects of genetic variation

Anatomic magnetic resonance imaging of the developing child and adolescent brain and effects of genetic variation

Article Title: Anatomic magnetic resonance imaging of the developing child and adolescent brain and effects of genetic variation

Authors: J.N. Giedd, M. Stockman, C. Weddle, M. Liverpool, A. Alexander-Bloch, G.L. Wallace, N.R. Lee, F. Lalonde, R.K. Lenroot

Date of Publication: November 11, 2010

“Magnetic resonance imaging studies have begun to map effects of genetic variation on trajectories of brain development. Longitudinal studies of children and adolescents demonstrate a general pattern of childhood peaks of gray matter followed by adolescent declines, functional and structural increases in connectivity and integrative processing, and a changing balance between limbic/subcortical and frontal lobe functions, which extends well into young adulthood. Twin studies have demonstrated that genetic factors are responsible for a significant amount of variation in pediatric brain morphometry.”

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