Tag "Brain development"

John Hutton, MD, urges parents to read books aloud to their children for at least 15 minutes a day. Hutton’s research shows significant differences in brain MRIs between children whose parents read aloud to them often and children whose parents › Continue Reading

A new study found that young children whose parents read to them regularly have greater brain activity than children whose parents don’t. Dr. John Hutton, lead author of the study, and his team used functional MRI scans to measure real-time › Continue Reading

Parents have always been encouraged to read to their kids during early childhood, and, now, research from Cincinnati Children’s has solid results that prove its benefits. The research was presented on Saturday, April 25, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual › Continue Reading

Much like cities and towns connected by highways and streets, the neurons in our brains are connected by nerve fibers called dendrites and axons. Neurons are supported by other neural cells called astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s are › Continue Reading

This is your brain. Actually, this is your brain’s white matter as seen using a technique called diffusion tensor imaging. White matter and grey matter are the brain’s two main components. White matter, actually pinkish white to the naked eye, › Continue Reading