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Defining normal in the brain

Scans set standard for how connectivity evolves during maturation

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4:02pm, September 9, 2010

Researchers have created a growth curve for the brain, similar to the height and weight charts pediatricians use to monitor their patients’ development. Scientists came up with the new developmental milestones by aggregating the results of brain scans that reveal active connections throughout the organ.

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