Delayed Development of Neural Language Organization in Very Preterm Born Children

Mürner-Lavanchy, Ines; Steinlin, Maja; Kiefer, Claus; Weisstanner, Christian; Ritter, Barbara; Perrig, Walter J.; Everts, Regula (2014). Delayed Development of Neural Language Organization in Very Preterm Born Children. Developmental neuropsychology, 39(7), pp. 529-542. Psychology Press 10.1080/87565641.2014.959173

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This study investigates neural language organization in very preterm born children compared to control children and examines the relationship between language organization, age, and language performance. Fifty-six preterms and 38 controls (7–12 y) completed a functional magnetic resonance imaging language task. Lateralization and signal change were computed for language-relevant brain regions. Younger preterms showed a bilateral language network whereas older preterms revealed left-sided language organization. No age-related differences in language organization were observed in controls. Results indicate that preterms maintain atypical bilateral language organization longer than term born controls. This might reflect a delay of neural language organization due to very premature birth.

Item Type: Journal Article (Original Article)
Division/Institute: 04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology
10 Strategic Research Centers > Center for Cognition, Learning and Memory (CCLM)
UniBE Contributor: Mürner, Ines; Steinlin, Maja; Kiefer, Claus; Weisstanner, Christian; Ritter, Barbara; Perrig, Walter and Everts, Regula
Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
ISSN: 1532-6942
Publisher: Psychology Press
Language: English
Submitter: Ines Mürner
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2014 10:01
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2015 09:23
Publisher DOI: 10.1080/87565641.2014.959173
PubMed ID: 25350758
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.60104
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/60104

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