How a baby's brain prepares for the outside world

The developing brain is not merely a downsized version of that of an adult, but is uniquely designed to prepare itself for the external world. It has structures and functions whose sole role is to set up the basic circuits required for life after birth, which then disappear once they have done their duty. We know from studying babies born prematurely that even at this very early stage the brain is extremely active, but in a way that is highly specific to this time of life.

How a baby's brain prepares for the outside world

The developing brain is not merely a downsized version of that of an adult, but is uniquely designed to prepare itself for the external world. It has structures and functions whose sole role ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

Explaining bursts of activity in brains of preterm babies

The source of spontaneous, high-amplitude bursts of activity seen in the brains of preterm babies, which are vital for healthy development, has been identified by a team led by researchers at ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Medical Xpress

Explaining bursts of activity in brains of preterm babies, Tue 12 Sep 17 from Eurekalert

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