Puberty-related influences on brain development.

  title={Puberty-related influences on brain development.},
  author={Jay N. Giedd and Liv S. Clasen and Rhoshel K. Lenroot and Deanna K. Greenstein and Gregory L. Wallace and Sarah Ordaz and Elizabeth A Molloy and Jonathan D. Blumenthal and Julia W Tossell and Catherine Stayer and Carole Samango-Sprouse and Dinggang Shen and Christos Davatzikos and Deborah P. Merke and George P. Chrousos},
  journal={Molecular and cellular endocrinology},
Puberty is a time of striking changes in cognition and behavior. To indirectly assess the effects of puberty-related influences on the underlying neuroanatomy of these behavioral changes we will review and synthesize neuroimaging data from typically developing children and adolescents and from those with anomalous hormone or sex chromosome profiles. The trajectories (size by age) of brain morphometry differ between boys and girls, with girls generally reaching peak gray matter thickness 1-2… CONTINUE READING
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