Severe childhood deprivation reduces brain size, study finds

Severe childhood deprivation reduces brain size, study finds

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By: Nicola Davis | Severe childhood deprivation reduces brain size, study finds | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Brain scans of Romanian orphans adopted in UK show early neglect left its mark

Children who experience severe deprivation early in life have smaller brains in adulthood, researchers have found.

The findings are based on scans of young adults who were adopted as children into UK families from Romania’s orphanages that rose under the regime of the dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu.

Related: Ceausescu’s children | Wendell Steavenson

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