Early increase in brain growth may help determine autism risk in infants

Rapid increase in brain volume in the first year of a baby’s life, when compared to other infants,  may help predict an early autism diagnosis. A small neuroimaging study was able to accurately predict the infants who were at a high risk of developing autism by 24 months. To arrive at these predictions, researchers measured […]

Are you a risk taker? Your brain structure might hold the answer

The older we get, the less likely we are to take risks – and this preference for familiar things may be caused by a change in our brain structures. A new study shows that risk aversion may be associated with an increase in grey matter in the right posterior parietal cortex. Researchers asked a group […]

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