Dynamics of Human Functional Brain Development In Vivo In Utero

Moriah Thomason

(Wayne State University)

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Date: 15/03/2012


The fetal period is characterized by critical periods of cellular proliferation, differentiation and maturational steps that dictate structural and functional changes in cells, tissues and organ systems. The goal of this proposed research begins with the proposition that to understand maladaptive patterns of fetal functional neural connectivity, we must first characterize FC in representative pregnancies. The present study specifically sought to test for the presence of the default mode network (DMN) in the human fetal brain.

Created: Tuesday, June 12th, 2012