Fetal and postnatal development of the cortex: MRI and genetics


International audienceIn the human brain, development of the cortex involves several overlapping mechanisms that proceed at different times and speeds among brain regions, from the first weeks of pregnancy until the end of adolescence. In the recent years, studies of healthy fetuses, infants and children using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have provided original insights on this complex process, notably on cortical folding and maturation. These studies have further detailed how cortical development may be impacted by genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors, but the precise relationships between MRI markers and infant cognitive development is still under evaluation

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