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'Scans chart how quickly babies' brains grow'

11 August 2014 

By Smitha Mundasad
Health reporter, BBC News

Human brains grow most rapidly just after birth and reach half their adult size within three months, according to a study in JAMA Neurology.

Using advanced scanning techniques, researchers found male brains grew more quickly than those of female infants.

Areas involved in movement developed at the fastest pace. Those associated with memory grew more slowly.

Scientists say collating this data may help them identify early signs of developmental disorders such as autism. (...)

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