A new study reports babies born prematurely perform as well as those who were born full term in developmental tasks of language and cognition.
According to researchers, often unreported abnormality of the brain's gray matter can indicate future impairment in children born prematurely.
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.
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.
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.
A simple test using a raisin can help predict future academic performance in toddlers.
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.