Resting-state functional connectivity differences in preterm and term born children at school age
Hyejin Jeong1, Hye Jung Cho2, So-Yeon Shim3, and Chan-A Park4
1Neuroscience Convergence Center, Institute of Green Manufacturing Technology, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 2Department of Pediatrics, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea, Republic of, 3Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 4Biomedical Engineering Research Center, Gachon University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Children born preterm are at a significant risk of neurodevelopmental impairment. Alterations of functional connectivity in higher-order association cortices after preterm birth might reflect cognitive or behavior problems in school-aged children born preterm. Our results will help understanding the pathophysiology of cognitive and behavior development in children born preterm without apparent brain injury or major neurodevelopmental impairment.
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