Genetics

Probing the genes that organize early brain development

When brains begin developing, there are a lot of moving parts—and when mutations happen in early neurodevelopment, it can lead to disorders like macrocephaly and autism. But scientists don't know much about the ways that ...

Neuroscience

Abnormal neuron activity manifests as parental neglect

The brain undergoes dramatic change during the first years of life. Its circuits readily rewire as an infant and then child encounters new sights and sounds, taking in the world and learning to understand it. As the child ...

Neuroscience

A rough childhood could stunt your brain's growth

U.S. researchers say kids who have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse or neglect, during their preschool years, can have stunted growth of some brain structures by the time they reach adolescence.

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