Some of the major goals of biomedical research include understanding how an embryo develops into an adult and how changes in the brain of a baby result in a human mind. Using advanced non-invasive imaging techniques such as MRI, it is possible to see how a baby’s brain is different from its mother’s. Some of the differences are dramatic, such as the smaller size of the baby's brain with less pronounced folding. Meanwhile, despite the “high-tech” roots of the image, the powerful connection between mother and child endures.
This article was originally published on BioInteractive.
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