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Ariel Rokem featured in UW News Q&A about recent research on baby brain development

Ariel Rokem and graduate student John Kruper, in collaboration with researchers at Stanford and Marburg University, developed new software to compare MRIs from 300 babies and discovered that myelin, a part of the brain’s so-called white matter, develops much slower after birth.

This research was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Eye Institute (NEI).

UW News spoke with Rokem about the paper and his research approach. "Our team used a large, openly available dataset from the Developing Human Connectome Project... Because we had this large dataset to work with, we could really chart how babies’ brains change in the first few days and weeks of life."

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