The hippocampus undergoes substantial postnatal maturation. This brain structure is central to episodic memory and allocentric spatial mapping, and infants lack these cognitive capacities until 18 months of age or older. The still-maturing hippocampus is especially sensitive to influences from environmental and genetic factors, helping us understand the patterns of developmental change associated with this region and its associated cognitive processes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Curated Reference Collection in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology|
|Publisher||Elsevier Science Ltd.|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2016|
- Dentate gyrus
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