Characterization of the central sulcus in the brain in early childhood

Niharika Gajawelli, Sean Deoni, Holly Dirks, Douglas Dean, Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh, Siddhant Sawardekar, Andrea Ezis, Yalin Wang, Marvin D. Nelson, Olivier Coulon, Natasha Lepore

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Abstract

Characterization of the developing brain during early childhood is of interest for both neuroscience and medicine, and in particular, is key to understanding what goes wrong in neurodevelopmental disorders. In particular, the cortex grows rapidly in the first 3 years of life, and creating a normative atlas can provide a comparison tool to diagnose disorders at an early stage, thereby empowering early interventional therapies. Zooming in on specific sulci may provide additional targeted information, and notably, an understanding of central sulcus growth can provide important insight on the development of laterality. However, there currently do not exist any atlases of specific changes in sulci as the brain grows. In this pilot study, we explore regional differences in the depth of the central sulcus between two and three year old infants using brain magnetic resonance images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages149-152
Number of pages4
Volume2015-November
ISBN (Print)9781424492718
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 2015
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Aug 25 2015Aug 29 2015

Other

Other37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period8/25/158/29/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Gajawelli, N., Deoni, S., Dirks, H., Dean, D., O'Muircheartaigh, J., Sawardekar, S., Ezis, A., Wang, Y., Nelson, M. D., Coulon, O., & Lepore, N. (2015). Characterization of the central sulcus in the brain in early childhood. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (Vol. 2015-November, pp. 149-152). [7318322] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318322