Neuroscience

Child brain is not just an adult brain in a smaller size

A study at the University of Jyväskylä indicated that children's brains have special features not found in adult brains. For the brain, childhood and youth are special stages, as the neural networks are then especially ...

Neuroscience

People with autism have a more symmetrical brain

Do people with autism have differently organized brains? A large-scale MRI study, published in Nature Communications, reports fewer differences between the right and left hemispheres in people with autism spectrum disorder. ...

Neuroscience

Learning to read boosts the visual brain

Reading is a recent invention in the history of human culture—too recent for dedicated brain networks to have evolved specifically for it. How, then, do humans accomplish this remarkable feat? As we learn to read, a brain ...

Neuroscience

Brain reorganization predicts language production

The right hemisphere of the brain can take over language functions when the left hemisphere is damaged early in development, according to research in four-year-old children published in eNeuro. These findings offer insight ...

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