The time babies spend in the womb is an active time for the fetus to grow and develop. With new evidence provided by Dr. Thomason and her team, we are able see for the first time how stress affects brain development in-utero.
Her work was presented at this year’s Cognitive Neuroscience Society Convention in Boston.
“It has long been thought that the stress of a mother during her pregnancy may imprint on the brain of her developing child. Despite the clear importance of this time frame, we presently possess very little understanding of how functional macroscale neural networks build during this precious time in human life, or the relevance of this to future human health and development.”
To read more about this amazing discovery, view the article here – CNS Convention.