When scientists examine the developing human brain, they don’t find a clear line between unborn children and babies at birth. Brain development is an ongoing and miraculous process that begins in the womb and continues after birth.
Scientists in the UK are scanning the developing brains of unborn and newly born babies and producing stunning high-resolution images of brain anatomy. The images show the intricate neural wiring that sends messages to different parts of the brain and governs the development of babies.
By studying early brain development, scientists hope to unravel how conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy and attention deficit disorders develop. The first set of images released to the public show the brains of sleeping babies. Future images will display images of the brains of unborn children. To see these stunning images and to learn more, visit this link.