The thickness and area of the cerebral cortex, as well as the volume of the brain, depend on the weight of the newborn. This was the conclusion that the connection between the formation of a child’s brain in the mother’s womb and his mental abilities in the future came to light.
The study involved 628 children. All of them were healthy and at birth did not have abnormalities in weight.
As a result of the study, it turned out that children born weighing more than 4 kilograms, respectively, had a larger brain. Consequently, the areas of the brain responsible for decision making and information processing were especially developed.
The head of the research, Christine Beat Valkhovd, notes that even with a small difference in weight at birth, different parameters and functioning of the brain can be observed. True, this difference is noticeable, as a rule, only in childhood and adolescence, and when a person grows up, the relationship between birth weight and brain work is not observed.