This article featured in Chaos Journal summarises the findings from research undertaken by an international group of researchers into the biological changes in the brain that drive fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). They found that teenagers who were exposed to alcohol while in the womb showed altered brain connections that were consistent with impaired cognitive performance. Their findings were reached by measuring the responses from a brain imaging technique called magnetoencephalography (MEG) and then analysing them with tools developed using chaos theory.

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