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14 January 2011

How baby’s brain wiring develops

British scientists have shown for the first time how our brain's "wiring" develops in the first few months of life.

British scientists have shown for the first time how our brain's "wiring" develops in the first few months of life and say their findings will help in the understanding of a range of brain and psychiatric disorders.

"We already know that insulating myelin sheaths form the cornerstone of our neurodevelopment. Without them, messages to and from the brain would be in disarray," said Sean Deoni, who led the study, which appeared in the Journal of Neuroscience.

 
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