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ERIC Number: EJ1063727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 130
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
20 Years after "The Ontogeny of Human Memory: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective," Where Are We?
Jabès, Adeline; Nelson, Charles A.
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v39 n4 p293-303 Jul 2015
In 1995, Nelson published a paper describing a model of memory development during the first years of life. The current article seeks to provide an update on the original work published 20 years ago. Specifically, we review our current knowledge on the relation between the emergence of explicit memory functions throughout development and the maturation of associated brain regions. It is now well established that the brain regions subserving explicit memory functions (i.e. the hippocampal formation) are far from mature at birth, and exhibit important and gradual structural changes during childhood and beyond. Accordingly, explicit memory functions develop progressively. While some functions are present shortly after birth (formerly proposed as "pre-explicit" memory), others exhibit protracted developmental profiles during the first years of life. We examine the link between the emergence of different memory functions and the maturation of specific hippocampal circuits.
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Language: English
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