It’s a measured difference in connectivity of babies at six months of age which carries through to preschool and also in measuring cadaver brains — however they do that.
So they’re real physical differences. Has to do with coming out early, the sudden rush of oxygen which modifies the development process (heavy local clusters of neurons and white matter which means a deficiency in global connections later on as the thick clusters get in the way) – which makes certain kinds of whole brain connections physically tricky.
Yet, thanks to socializing and development, growth happens.
was it using the word “neurotypical?”
I don’t know a good word or phrase there.