Journal article

Charting shared developmental trajectories of cortical thickness and structural connectivity in childhood and adolescence

G Ball, R Beare, ML Seal

Published : 2019


The cortex is organised into broadly hierarchical functional systems with distinct neuroanatomical characteristics reflected by macroscopic measures of cortical morphology. Diffusion-weighted MRI allows the delineation of areal connectivity, changes to which reflect the ongoing maturation of white matter tracts. These developmental processes are intrinsically linked with timing coincident with the development of cognitive function. In this study, we use a data-driven multivariate approach, non-negative matrix factorisation, to define cortical regions that co-vary together across a large paediatric cohort (n=456) and are associated with specific subnetworks of cortical connectivity. We find t..

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