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Abstract #0564

Structural neuroimages revealed limited parental care affect development of gray matter rather than white matter in left-behind children

Yuan Xiao1,2, Lili Yang2, Lu Liu1, Xin Gao1, Bo Tao1, Min Wu1, Yuchuan Fu2, Meimei Du2, Zhihan Yan2, and Su Lui1,2

1Department of Radiology, HMRRC, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, People's Republic of, 2Department of Radiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital & Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China, People's Republic of

This study provided the first empirical evidence of larger gray matter volume in left-behind children than comparison children who lived in the nuclear family, especially in emotional circuit, suggesting the early parental care would affect the brain development of gray matter rather than white matter.

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