Hippocampus and Development

J. O. Edgin, Lynn Nadel

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128165119
ISBN (Print)9780128165126
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Allocentric
  • Amnesia
  • Cognition
  • Dentate gyrus
  • Development
  • Episodes
  • Maps
  • Maturation
  • Memory
  • Space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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