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NEUROPLASTICITY OF THE BRAIN LESS FULLY MATURE BRAIN Damaged part of the brain Frontal Lobe Parietal Lobe Occipital Lobe Temporal Lobe A less fully mature brain because of the effects of teratogen to the brain during gastrulation.
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Reduction in nutrient delivery to the fetus is not only a problem of malnutrition during pregnancy in developing countries but also a consequence of maternal dieting, teenage pregnancy, or impaired placental perfusion in complicated pregnancies in developed societies. The study by Antonow-Schlorke et al. makes it clear that nutrient restriction during pregnancy should be avoided at all costs because the challenge has important consequences for the appropriate growth and development of the brain and implications for fetal programming of cognitive, behavioural, and neurophysiological deficits in later life. The study highlights a clear and growing need to investigate the impact of adverse intrauterine conditions, such
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