Analyzing The Espina Study

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During Dr.Suarez presentation I learned a great deal about the Espina Study. The goal of the Espina Study was to evaluate the connection between subclinical pesticide exposure on a child’s physiology, growth, and cognitive development. During class we got into groups to brainstorm ways we’re able to test the cognitive affects of pesticide exposure, which I found very interesting and helpful. The method my group came up with was using a MRI machine to scan an individual’s brain and to test for the amount of white/grey matter. The most interesting fact I learned from his presentation was that acetylcholine was related to ADHD and alterations in attention and executive function in boys. This indicates that boys are more susceptible to the negative

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