Mapping Brain Growth in Children and Teens:
Recent Advances and Future Promise

Paul Thompson's Talk

Friday March 23, 2001, 9:10 - 9:55 A.M.

Education Summit, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri (with Dr. Jay Giedd and Dr. John Constantino):

Offered in conjunction with Practical Parenting Partnerships (PPP) and
Hosted by Governor Bob Holden and First Lady Lori Hauser Holden, together with Nancy Davis, Darlene Robinett and their colleagues at PPP.

These tutorial slides, from Paul's talk, are available on the Web at:

Contact Info: Paul Thompson (, Asst. Prof. of Neurology
UCLA Laboratory of Neuro-Imaging; Tel. (310) 206-2101 ext. 233

[Title Slide]

Credits/Acknowledgments: Most of the teaching slides in this presentation derive from work by Paul Thompson and his colleagues at the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging. We would however like to credit several groups and sources for components of some of these teaching slides: Drs. Marian Diamond, Janet Hopson, and Arnie Scheibel, for the dendritic branching image; Drs. Tekkok and Strots, and Dr. Mark Goldberg, of Washington University, for their remarkable confocal images of glial morphology and of the mouse corpus callosum; Dr. David Rottenberg of the Minneapolis VA Center for his image illustrating the concept of Talairach stereotaxic space; Dr. Eric Chudler, whose 'Neuroscience for Kids' website was the source for the data on brain weight; Dr. Michael Mega, whose PET images provided the idea for the schematic on brain metabolism in children; and the Society for Neuroscience, whose teaching images provided schematics of neuronal migration and the myelination process.

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    Paul Thompson, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging and Division of Brain Mapping
    710 Westwood Plaza, UCLA School of Medicine
    Westwood, Los Angeles CA 90095-1761, USA.

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