Disturbances in preterm birth brain development shown to have affect on the Thalamus. The brains 'sensory interpreter'.
We are beginning to be able to further understand and back up what has been suspected all along, thanks to advances in science and neuro-imaging.
While these studies are certainly not new. This is the first of its kind to link these questions to specific areas of the brain and to the communication circuitry that it uses.
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