The Stages of Early Brain Development

“90% Of Brain Development Takes Place By The Child’s 5th Birthday.” 

Brain development is a lifelong process that starts in the womb. 

LIPID LEVELS DURING PRENATAL BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IMPACT AUTISM: YORK U STUDY

"Using real-time imaging microscopy, we determined that higher levels of PGE2 can change Wnt-dependent behaviour of neural stem cells by increasing cell migration or proliferation. As a result, this could affect how the brain is organized and wired. Moreover, we found that an elevated level of PGE2 can increase expression of Wnt-regulated genes — Ctnnb1, Ptgs2, Ccnd1, and Mmp9. “Interestingly, all these genes have been previously implicated in various autism studies."