Positron emission tomography study of human brain functional development

  • Chugani H
  • Phelps M
  • Mazziotta J
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(From the chapter) This reprinted article first appeared in Annals of Neurology, 1987, 22, 487-497. The authors report absolute values of local cerebral metabolic rates for glucose for different brain regions from birth to adolescence and compare them with normal adult values. 29 subjects (aged 5 days to 15.1 yrs) were studied. Findings support the view that brain maturation in humans proceeds at least into the second decade of life. The study illustrates the potentially powerful approach PET provides in the study of human brain development. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA )

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  • 2800 Developmental Psychology
  • Brain
  • Glucose Metabolism
  • Human Development
  • Neural Development
  • Neurochemistry
  • Tomography
  • brain regions
  • human brain development
  • local cerebral
  • metabolic rates for glucose
  • positron emission tomography

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  • Harry T Chugani

  • Michael E Phelps

  • John C Mazziotta

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