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Windows into the Human Brain

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Science  24 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5572, pp. 1408-1409
DOI: 10.1126/science.1072684

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Developmental psychologists have long debated how growth and experience affect the development of the human brain and behavior. In a Perspective, Casey explains new work ( Schlaggar et al.) that seeks to resolve the debate by using functional magnetic resonance imaging to distinguish differences in brain activity between adults and children performing single word processing tasks.