|Developmental Neuroimaging Lab Dr. Catherine Lebel||
Brain development occurs quickly in young children, and continues throughout childhood and
adolescence. Prenatal alcohol exposure can affect brain structure and cause altered brain
development in children. It is important to understand how brain development is altered with prenatal alcohol exposure, in order to develop effective
screening tools and treatment options. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide valuable
information about brain structure and function. The purpose of this study is to examine brain
development in children using MRI. Both children with and without prenatal alcohol exposure
are included in this study.