Figure 2 : Development of brain surface morphology.

From: A mechanical model predicts morphological abnormalities in the developing human brain

Figure 2

(a) Magnetic resonance images of the developing human brain in very preterm neonates at 27, 29, and 32 weeks of gestation display the evolution of the characteristic convoluted surface morphology. The blue rectangle frames the two-dimensional rectangular domain for the simulation. (b) Close ups of the simulated domain display a progressive increase in sulcal depth until the gyri form first self-contact. (c) Simulated morphologies of developing human brain section at 27, 29, and 32 weeks of gestation display a gradual increase in cortical volume associated with progressive gyrification.