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

Monday, Sep 11, 2017

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 4 years. The first comprehensive imaging study focuses on early brain development using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without sedation.


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