‘Smoothness’ in parts of brain’s surface may boost risk of depression, study suggests

Having a smoother brain surface could reveal your likelihood of developing major depressive disorder (MDD), according to a new study. 

The outer layer of the brain, called the cerebral cortex, is folded into distinct patterns known as gyri. The process by which these wrinkles and grooves form — gyrification — typically begins during the second trimester of pregnancy and continues after birth.

Source link: https://www.livescience.com/health/neuroscience/smoothness-in-parts-of-brains-surface-may-boost-risk-of-depression-study-suggests by emily.cooke@futurenet.com (Emily Cooke) at www.livescience.com