Functional connectivity correlates with cognition in children with multiple sclerosis

Patterns of resting-state functional connectivity (RS-FC) provide new insights on intelligence and cognitive ability in children with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to researchers in Italy.

“Clinical and cognitive features of pediatric MS differ from adult-onset disease,” the researchers noted. They conducted a study to evaluate the neuropsychological profile of pediatric patients with MS and its association with abnormal RS-FC findings in key networks associated with motor function and cognition.