Cynthia Rogers, assistant professor of child psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has put forward an interesting study. She exhibits the brain functioning pattern between a full time born child and the one born early.
The researchers used resonance to track brains of 58 babies born at full term with 76 infants born at least 10 weeks early.
The observation clearly showed the difference in brain functions of the children. According to her, there was an abnormality in the white matter tract and a huge difference between both the brains. It was observed that premature birth causes a weaker connection in the brain. Whether it is attention, communication and emotions. This could lead to higher risk of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Dr Rogers further points out that this can create problems in the later years of the child. He further says that since the brain is at its early stage it can be modified by early intervention.
The research and findings are being presented at Neuroscience 2015, the annual scientific meeting on Monday in Chicago.