Research: Language areas of brain dwindle as children age

04/7/2006 | Science Daily Magazine

As children's brains mature, the areas involved with language function decrease in number and concentrate more on the left side of the brain, reports a University of Cincinnati study in the current issue of Annals of Neurology. Study co-author Dr. Jerzy Szaflarski says the finding that language areas of the brain are flexible in children raises recovery hopes for youngsters who've suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injuries.

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