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4. Baby Connectome Project


The Baby Connectome Project (BCP) will investigate the physical changes taking place in a baby or child’s brain. This will be done by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the child’s brain during various times of development. The goal of this study is to further learn how a healthy human brain changes and works, specifically at such a young age. This study will help us learn more about children’s mental, emotional and behavioral development, as well as understanding the possible causes of learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders. Not only is MRI a safe and non-invasive procedure, but there will be no medication or sedation used for this study at any point.

Recruiting Info:

We are recruiting typically developing children ranging in ages from birth to five years old. These children must have been born between the gestational age of 37-42 weeks, had a normal birth weight, and had the absence of any major pregnancy and/or delivery options. For more information or any questions, please contact: Taylor Potts via email at or phone (919) 843-7943. Click on the link below for information on MRI.

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