Category Archives: Prenatal

Prenatal Drug Exposure Affects Neonatal Brain Functional Connectivity

Prenatal drug exposure, particularly prenatal cocaine exposure (PCE), incurs great public and scientific interest because of its associated neurodevelopmental consequences. However, the neural underpinnings of PCE remain essentially uncharted, and existing studies in school-aged children and adolescents are confounded greatly by postnatal … Continue reading

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Reversing Fetal Alcohol Damage After Birth

Two commonly used drugs can repair damage caused by alcohol in utero. Researchers from Northwestern University revealed that, with the aid of two drugs, it may be possible to repair neurological damage caused as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure. … Continue reading

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Prenatal Music Exposure Induces Long-Term Neural Effects

We investigated the neural correlates induced by prenatal exposure to melodies using brains’ event-related potentials (ERPs). During the last trimester of pregnancy, the mothers in the learning group played the ‘Twinkle twinkle little star’ – melody 5 times per week. … Continue reading

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