Researchers report using neuroimaging to map the brains of preterm babies soon after their born could hold clues as to possible disabilities they may develop.
Measuring and monitoring the circumference of a preterm baby's head could help to predict intelligence later in life and identify potential neurocognitive problems. Researchers report faster head growth is linked to higher IQ scores at age 26.
A new study reports babies born prematurely perform as well as those who were born full term in developmental tasks of language and cognition.
Study may provide clues as to why seemingly healthy babies born prematurely often face higher risks of developmental delays.
A lack of oxygen as a result of preterm birth does not cause hippocampal neurons to die but does impair hippocampal development. Hypoxia causes hippocampal cells to fail to mature normally, causing a reduction in long-term potentiation and impaired learning.
A new study reports preterm babies could be at increased risk of psychological and neurological problems due to weakened connections in certain brain networks linked to emotion, attention and communication.
A new study reports babies born prematurely show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula.
A simple test using a raisin can help predict future academic performance in toddlers.
Preterm babies fed mostly breast milk during the first month of life have more robust brain growth than those fed little or no breast milk, researchers report.
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 reports babies born early in the third trimester of pregnancy are more likely to show delayed development of the auditory cortex.
A Neuroimaging study, conducted by King's College London researchers, reveals accelerated brain aging during adulthood for those born very prematurely. Researchers noted those born preterm tended to have smaller global gray matter volume and some brain structure changes in areas associate with spatial abilities and behavior control in adulthood.