New Stage Of Brain Development In Babies

New Stage Of Brain Development In Babies.

The indicative migration of neurons to the prefrontal cortex from the subventricle zone, as the baby’s brain develop was a fascinating discovery by scientists at the University of California. This effectively debunked the theory up to now that all of the babies’ brain circuitry develops before birth. The ventricular zone and subventricular zone of the fetal brain are generally believed to give rise to all the neurons and glia that will populate the cerebral hemispheres. The prefrontal cortex of the cerebral hemispheres controls a person’s personality and affects his decision making and executive function. Executive function relates to abilities to differentiate among conflicting thoughts, determine good and bad, better and best, same and different, future consequences of current activities, working toward a defined goal, prediction of outcomes, expectation based on actions, and social “control.” Including the ability to suppress urges that, if not suppressed, could lead to socially unacceptable outcomes. Further research is required into aspects of how these migratory neurons and glia impact diseases like autism and schizophrenia in this part of the brain.

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