Yellow curves flow behind a model of baby's face and blue brain.

Yellow curves flow behind a model of baby's face and blue brain.

Yellow curves flow behind a model of baby's face and blue brain. Toy blocks and rings frame the baby's face.

Using brain scans from children across the United States, researchers developed normalized growth charts for how healthy brains should grow during the first 18 years of life.

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