Randomized Manipulation of Early Cognitive Experience Impacts Adult Brain Structure

@article{Farah2021RandomizedMO,
  title={Randomized Manipulation of Early Cognitive Experience Impacts Adult Brain Structure},
  author={Martha J. Farah and Saul Sternberg and Thomas A. Nichols and Jeffrey T. Duda and Terry Lohrenz and Yi Luo and Libbie Sonnier and Sharon L. Ramey and P. Read Montague and Craig T. Ramey},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2021},
  volume={33},
  pages={1197-1209}
}
Abstract Does early exposure to cognitive and linguistic stimulation impact brain structure? Or do genetic predispositions account for the co-occurrence of certain neuroanatomical phenotypes and a tendency to engage children in cognitively stimulating activities? Low socioeconomic status infants were randomized to either 5 years of cognitively and linguistically stimulating center-based care or a comparison condition. The intervention resulted in large and statistically significant changes in… 
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