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  • Preterm babies may suffer setbacks in auditory brain development, speech

    Brian Monson led a study of auditory brain development in preterm infants.

    Speech and hearing science professor Brian Monson and his colleagues found delays in the maturation of the auditory cortex of preterm infants. These disruptions were associated with language impairments in the children at age 2.

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  • Editor's notes:
    To reach Brian Monson, call 217-300-6212; email monson@illinois.edu.
    The paper "Differential rates of perinatal maturation of human primary and nonprimary auditory cortex" is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    D.O.I: 10.1523/ENEURO.0380-17.2017