Brain Circuit Signals Flag Preterm Babies’ Risk for Autism: Spectrum News
An EEG net can record brain activity while a baby is sleeping and show how brain development differs between preterm infants who received Family Nurture Intervention in the NICU and those who did not.
Infants born prematurely show alterations in the structure and function of their brain circuits — findings that hint at why they are at increased risk for autism. Researchers presented the unpublished results, from two independent long-term studies, at the 2015 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Chicago. Read full article.