Duration of the cycle of growth of the human brain

Range first ~1.5 decades of life after conception
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Caviness VS Jr, Kennedy DN, Richelme C, Rademacher J, Filipek PA. The human brain age 7-11 years: a volumetric analysis based on magnetic resonance images. Cereb Cortex. 1996 Sep-Oct6 (5): 726-36. p.726 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID8921207
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Method P.726 left column bottom paragraph to right column top paragraph: "The present report is a volumetric analysis of the brains of primary school age children (age 7-11 years), equally divided among males and females. The age range of subjects lies in the final critical phase of brain growth where subsequent volumetric increments will be small. The analysis is based upon three-dimensional magnetic resonance image (MRT) acquisitions and an analytic procedure which has already been applied to a series of normal young adult brains (Filipek et aL, 1994). Thus, the present series of data for the not-yet fully grown child's brain is comparable with a published reference series which provides the adult expectations of growth. The analysis considers whether among 7-11 year old children as a group there are differences in the patterns of volumetric increase among separate structures of the brain and, if present, whether such different patterns are sexually dimorphic."
Comments P.726 left column bottom paragraph: "The cycle of growth of the human brain is extended through approximately the first 1.5 decades of life after conception (primary sources). The rate of growth is most rapid through in utero life and the first postnatal months. Growth remains rapid through the first several years after birth but declines sharply toward the end of the first decade of life. The cycle of growth is finally completed in adolescence."
Entered by Uri M
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