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The convergence of maturation and structural covariance in the human cortex and their relationship with intrinsic brain activity.

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  • UserAaron Alexander-Bloch, NIH and the Brain Mapping Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  • ClockTuesday 17 July 2012, 11:00-12:00
  • HouseMRC CBU, Chaucer Road.

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Correlations in regional cortical thickness or volume across human subjects have been consistently reported for over a decade, and it has been speculated that the mechanism of this ‚Äústructural connectivity‚ÄĚ is related to coupled maturation across the lifespan. Regions that are connected to each other may grow at the same rate, leading to inter-regional correlations of cortical thickness or volume in adult brains. The extent to which such anatomically or functionally connected brain regions demonstrate coordinated structural maturation during childhood and adolescence is unknown. To address these issues, we conducted the first network analysis of correlated anatomical change in the human brain, demonstrating how maturation underlies cross-sectional cortical thickness correlations. We further used fMRI gathered in a group of the same subjects to quantify convergence between structural, maturational and functional brain networks.

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