Researchers report the adult IQ of preterm and low birth weight babies can be predicted by the age of two, but for full term babies, IQ can not be predicted until they are six.
A new study reveals premature babies may suffer from severe abnormalities of the thalamus, especially if they are born before 28 weeks gestation.
A new deep learning algorithm can interpret EEG data from preterm babies and estimate the child's brain functional maturity, researchers report.
Brain connectivity at birth may impact emotional processing and social development later in childhood, especially in children born preterm. Researchers found children born preterm with a weaker uncinate fasciculus, the white-matter tract that connects brain regions associated with emotional processing, were more likely to interpret situations in a negative light.
A new study reports babies born prematurely show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula.
A new study reveals caffeine therapy appears to have benefits for healthy brain development in children born prematurely. Researchers report preterm babies given caffeine therapy had better cognitive scores, reduced odds of cerebral palsy and less hearing impairments as toddlers.
Music specially composed for preterm babies helps strengthen the development of neural networks and may help to limit neurodevelopmental delays often experienced by those born prematurely.
A new study reports babies born prematurely perform as well as those who were born full term in developmental tasks of language and cognition.
Analysing recent MRI data of adolescents who were born with low birth weight, researchers tie smaller brain volumes to poor academic achievement.
Infants who do not receive analgesics while undergoing treatment and tests in neonatal intensive care could have permanently altered future responses to anxiety, pain and stress in adulthood, a new study reports.