Childhood Maltreatment Associated With Cerebral Grey Matter Abnormalities (image) FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption An international study has analysed the association between childhood maltreatment and the volume of cerebral grey matter, responsible for processing information. The results revealed a significant deficit in various late developing regions of the brain after abuse. Credit Sinc Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.