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Over the last decades, epidemiological and interventional studies have shown that nutrition and some specific nutrients impact brain and cognitive development and brain health, functionally and...

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Executive function in pre-school aged children has been shown to be a strong predictor of future academic achievement. Therefore, the ability to characterize the maturation/developmental processes...

Optimum Nutrition for the Developing Brain (NEW!)

Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) including Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Arachidonic acid (ARA), are key building blocks in the brain and should be a part of diet throughout...

The Nutricious and Delicious Brain (NEW!)

Infancy and early childhood are rapid and sensitive periods of cognitive and behavioral development. This cognitive development is mirrored by the changing brain structure, function, and...

Baby Connectome Project: brain functional maturation (NEW!)

Throughout the process of brain functional maturation, there are both sensitive and critical periods. The sensitive period is a phase when the effects of experience and environment on the...

Long Term Effects of Early Nutrition on Brain Development and Function

Early development and long-term function of the brain are critically dependent on adequate nutrient supply during pregnancy and early childhood.

Baby Connectome Project (BCP): A Window into Early Brain Structural and Functional Development in the First Five Years of Life (NEW!)

Building upon the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Human Connectome Project, the Baby Connectome Project (BCP) aims to study 500 normally developing infants and children 0 to 5 years old over...

Building the Physiology of Thought

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Electrophysiological Methodology to Assess Recognition Memory in the Synergistic Effects Study

What are ERP’s – Event Related Potentials, it is electrical activity measured at the scalp. It is a good paradigm for testing attention and memory in infants.

Effects of Lipids and Related Nutrients on Cognitive Outcomes in Infants and Toddlers

The importance of lipid related components for normal brain development in infants and toddlers.
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