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Corpus callosum-Relationship to Acdemic performance

Morphometry of the corpus callosum in Chinese children: relationship with gender and academic performance.
Ng WH, Chan YL, Au KS, Yeung KW, Kwan TF, To CY
Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, SAR.
The corpus callosum has been widely studied, but no study has demonstrated whether its size and shape have any relationship with language and calculation performance.
Apart from the normal average dimension of the different parts of the corpus callosum, thickness at the body-splenium junction in the average-to-good performance group was significantly greater than the below-average performance group in Chinese language (P=0.005), English language (P=0.02) and mathematics (P=0.01). The remainder of the callosal thickness showed no significant relationship with academic performance. There was no significant sex difference in the thickness of any part of the corpus callosum.
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