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A Blueprint for Brain Development

  • Published28 Nov 2018
  • Reviewed28 Nov 2018
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  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

None of your brain’s 86 billion neurons works alone to accomplish a given task — they communicate with each other in signaling highways or networks. Neuroscientist Caterina Stamoulis of Harvard Medical School wants to understand how these networks develop during the first few years of life. Using brain recordings from infants, she and her team are building a blueprint of brain development. Understanding how the healthy brain develops will help scientists get to the bottom of brain disorders that emerge early in life.

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