ISLAMABAD:A group of researchers have demonstrated a novel map to measuring early brain development of infants from birth to three months.
The research conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Hawaii by using advanced scanning techniques could unveil the growth speed of infant’s brain, Press Tv reported.
The brain growth new charts unraveled that male brains grew more quickly than those of female infants, the study report appeared in JAMA Neurology.
The study researchers scanned the brains of 87 babies from birth to three months. They monitored the brain growth of full term and premature babies with no neurological or major health issues.
The fastest pace was related to the brain’s movement spots called cerebellum, while the areas in charge of memory known as hippocampus developed more slowly during the first three months after birth.
The research could be key in detecting and treating the earliest signs of neuro developmental disorders, such as autism or perinatal brain injury,experts say.