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The hippocampus grows up

The inability of adults to retrieve episodic memories of infancy is referred to as infantile amnesia. A study now provides one of the first explanations of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying this phenomenon.

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Figure 1: The infantile hippocampus learns how to process memories.


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Rudenko, A., Tsai, LH. The hippocampus grows up. Nat Neurosci 19, 1190–1191 (2016).

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