Melbourne: The memory and learning problems later in life were linked with pre-mature births, according to a study conducted by the Australian researchers. The study, which has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience, was conducted on the people who underwent non-invasive magnetic stimulation of the brain`s motor cortex to test its `plasticity`, brain`s ability to reorganise. According to ABC report, Adelaide University based researcher Julia Pitcher said those born at or before 37 weeks had reduced `plasticity`. "The growth of the brain is rapid between 20 and 37 weeks gestation and being born even mildly pre-term appears to subtly, but significantly, alter brain microstructure, neural connectivity and neurochemistry," she said.
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