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Brain Maturation Measured by Cortical Thickness

Caption: These images show brain maturation measured by cortical thickness for a representative subject with autism at age 2 (left) and age 4 (right). Thicker areas of cortex are shown in red, while thinner cortical areas are displayed in green.

Credit: Image created by Clement Vachet, Neuro Image Research and Analysis Laboratories, UNC Department of Psychiatry.

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