• Question: are child vrains more complex to understand than adults

    Asked by a1l2i3c4e5 to Suzi, Tim on 24 Jun 2011. This question was also asked by kfarquharson.
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      Tim Fosker answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      Hi @a1l2i3c4e5 @kfarquharson

      Not really, they are both very complex, but children’s brains are still developing so connections are being formed between brain areas and other connections lost. I guess that makes it more complex in a way, because it is changing all the time.

      The way that I measure brain activity it is not any more complex to look at children than adults really.

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      Suzi Gage answered on 24 Jun 2011:

      Hi @a1l2i3c4e5 and @kfarquharson
      As Tim is the expert on childrens’ brains I bow to his answer 🙂

      I would have agreed anyway though! They are both complex, and different, but as childrens’ brains change more that makes understanding them more of a challenge!

      Thanks for the question!