New study published by Simon Duchesne establishes size of normal brain structures

Simon Duchesne - photo credit Marc Robitaille

A new study published in the journal Neuroimage by Olivier Potvin, Abderazzak Mouiha, Louis Dieumegarde and Simon Duchesne analysed brain scans from almost 2800 healthy individuals.  Their analysis allowed them to determine the normal size range of various brain structure in indivual of all ages, which is a very important comparison point to be able to determine if an individual has brain disease that causes the death of neurons and atrophy of specific brain regions, in comparative studies.

Learn more about this study in an article in Le Fil de l'Université Laval:  Prendre la mesure du cerveau by Jean Hamann (in French)

Read the paper abstract here

View the original scientific publication:

Potvin O, Mouiha A, Dieumegarde L, Duchesne S; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Normative data for subcortical regional volumes over the lifetime of the adult human brain. Neuroimage. 2016 Aug 15;137:9-20. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.05.016. Epub 2016 May 7


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