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Research project: Brain development study

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The purpose of the study is to assess associations of fetal growth across the normal range with structure and function of the brain in adolescence.

Human brain
Human brain

As fetal growth is an indicator of an adverse prenatal developmental environment, permanent effects on brain development might help to explain associations between prenatal developmental factors and behaviour which have been found in earlier studies. This study is a collaborative effort between the School of Psychology, the MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre in Southampton and the University of Oxford’s Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB).

Duration: 2008-2011
Investigators: Wolff Schlotz, Irene Tracey, David I.W. Phillips, Keith M. Godfrey, Cyrus Cooper
Funded by Wessex Medical Research

Related research groups

Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology (CCCAHP)
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