Andy’s Quick Hits (208): Poverty shrinks babies’ brains

A couple of studies have just been released which look at the brains of newborns and young babies. The results are worrying for any society.

Brain scans of newborn babies from mothers in poverty showed lower brain volumes across all regions of the brain suggesting less maturity, but also, just as worryingly, that the folds in the brain were fewer and shallower also…

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Andy Hab

Andy Hab

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The brain and human behaviour, in business, society, learning, and health.