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NIH Study Tracks Brain Development In Some 500 Children

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Children's Brain Development

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The NIH Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Normal Brain Development is tracking brain and behavioral development in about 500 healthy American children, from birth to age 18.

Children appear to approach adult levels of performance on many basic cognitive and motor skills by age 11 or 12.

A report published online today by the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society* contains the first glimpse of behavioral data