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Neural activity-dependent brain changes in development: Implications for psychopathology

  • Eric Courchesne (a1) (a2), Heather Chisum (a2) and Jeanne Townsend (a1) (a2)


In this paper we discuss the contribution of neural activity-dependent factors to shaping the brain in normal and pathologic development, and we discuss factors that determine the likelihood of recovery from the experience of abnormal neural activity during development.


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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Eric Courchesne, Neuropsychology Research Laboratory, Children's Hospital, 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92123.


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