This might seem ridiculous but we didn't have a brain up until a few weeks after conception. We were all zygotes at one point in
time.......... We formed a brain during the process of conception........ We won't remember our life after we die either because our brain will shut
down. Spiritually thats another subject. I'm just being logical on this one... Hope this makes sense.
Did you make this up? Sorry but this is ridiculous
. Sometimes it better to be quite. Its been shown the brain developes from 2 or 3 month.
Its the same reason if you do thing like drugs when your going to have a baby, it more than likely going to have BRAIN damage.
Courchesne et al. present data linking autism to an unusual pattern of brain growth shortly after birth. Infants who later develop autism have a
slightly reduced head circumference at birth, compared to normal infants, but undergo a rapid spurt in growth during the first two years of life. This
growth spurt is so strong that by the age of 3-4, when behavioral signs of autism are just beginning to show, autistic children's brains are larger
The authors conclude that the causes of autism must therefore lie in factors that lead first to reduced head circumference in birth and the subsequent
the rapid spurt in brain growth, rather than factors that are not experienced until behavioral signs of autism are evident, such as exposure to
mercury in vaccines
No Smoking Please! Did you know that the smoke of one cigarette contains the poisonous gases of approximately 4,000 chemicals, some of which could
kill or injure your baby and increase your risk of miscarriage? Among the many poisonous gases in cigarette smoke are nicotine (an addictive drug
known to narrow blood vessels), carbon monoxide (an oxygen robber), benzene (a potential carcinogen), ammonia, and formaldehyde. The harmful effects
of cigarette smoke on you and your baby increase with each cigarette smoked each day.
Despite there being hardly any correlation between brain size and intelligence, it has not stopped scientists for over 150 years assuming that hominid
brain size was linked to increased intelligence. To be fair it is not easy to think of anything else it could be for. However, I have a controversial,
but logical theory about this. It stems from the observation that head size seems to be most important in newborn infants. The human pelvis appears to
have been almost re-designed in the last 500,000 years. Babies too have evolved an incredible array of escape tricks - most notably the large anterior
fontanel and parietal skull plates that slide over each other. All of this, just so that the baby can be born with a large head. Nobody seems to have
asked the question: 'Why do we need such big heads as infants?' Surely natural selection could have found an easier way, one where the very life of
mother and child was not put at risk. It appears to me that there must have been something about having a very large head immediately after birth that
was being strongly selected for. Something that gave a net survival benefit to the baby and outweighed the dangers of giving birth
A study of children born prematurely found that key areas of their brain were still dramatically smaller eight years later, an indication the brain
does not always develop properly once a child leaves the womb, doctors reported on Tuesday.
The smaller sizes were linked to cognitive impairment as measured by IQ tests, the study from the Yale and Brown schools of medicine said. Researchers
who used magnetic resonance imaging to make the determination said it was believed to be the first time brain volume has been measured in premature
``The differences in brain volume on average were dramatic in all regions, with reductions ranging from 11 percent to 35 percent,'' said Bradley
Peterson, a Yale professor who headed the study.
``Not all children born prematurely showed these abnormalities, but those born at a younger gestational age were most affected. The magnitudes of the
abnormalities in fact were directly proportional to how early the children were born, and they were strongly associated with IQ of the children at age
8 years,'' Peterson said.
The research involved 25 children born at from 26 weeks to 33 weeks gestation, part of a group of 370 who have been followed since birth. They were
contrasted to 39 comparable children who were from 37 weeks to 42 weeks at birth. Full term is 40 weeks gestation.
The premature group weighed on average a little over 2 pounds (about 907 grams) at birth compared to more than 7 pounds (over 3,175 grams) for the
[Edited on 29-3-2004 by SpittinCobra]