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Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing BrainIntegrating Brain and Prevention Science$
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Daniel Romer and Elaine F. Walker

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195306255

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.001.0001

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Mapping Adolescent Brain Maturation Using Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Mapping Adolescent Brain Maturation Using Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging

(p.55) Chapter 3 Mapping Adolescent Brain Maturation Using Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain

Elizabeth R. Sowell

Paul M. Thompson

Arthur W. Toga

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews new studies of normative brain development during childhood and adolescence that have been performed with sophisticated new brain mapping techniques, including cortical pattern matching (CPM). These studies have enabled the mapping of structural changes over the entire cortical surface, advancing the understanding of the timing and localization of the alterations that occur as part of the sculpting of the human brain at various ages. Changes in cortical thickness and brain volume from childhood to adulthood are described using these new methods. Variations in brain maturation are also related to language development and to the effects of fetal alcohol exposure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Keywords:   adolescent brain development, brain mapping, brain imaging, cortical pattern matching, cortical thickness, cortical volume

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