Journal article

Maternal parenting behavior and functional connectivity development in children: A longitudinal fMRI study

Elena Pozzi, Nandita Vijayakumar, Michelle L Byrne, Katherine O Bray, Marc Seal, Sally Richmond, Andrew Zalesky, Sarah L Whittle

DEVELOPMENTAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Parenting behavior is associated with internalizing symptoms in children, and cross-sectional research suggests that this association may be mediated by the influence of parenting on the development of frontoamygdala circuitry. However, longitudinal studies are lacking. Moreover, there is a paucity of studies that have investigated parenting and large-scale networks implicated in affective functioning. In this longitudinal study, data from 95 (52 female) children and their mothers were included. Children underwent magnetic resonance imaging that included a 6 min resting state sequence at wave 1 (mean age = 8.4 years) and wave 2 (mean age = 9.9 years). At wave 1, observational measures of pos..

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