Hippocampus

L. Nadel, A. Hupbach

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

The hippocampus undergoes substantial postnatal maturation. This brain structure is central to episodic memory and spatial mapping, and infants lack these cognitive capacities until 18 months of age or older. The still-maturing hippocampus is subject to influences from environmental and genetic factors, helping us understand diverse developmental phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages89-96
Number of pages8
Volume1-3
ISBN (Print)9780123708779
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Allocentric
  • Amnesia
  • Episodes
  • Maps
  • Maturation
  • Space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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