Development of Remembering: Brain Development and Neuroimaging Evidence

Kathleen M. Thomas, Lyric Jorgenson

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This chapter explores the role of brain development in the development of recollection. The discussion has three main goals. First, it reviews the basic neurobiology of physical brain development, including primary events in prenatal and early postnatal brain development, as well as developmental processes that continue into later childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Second, it considers animal studies and human neuroimaging studies, addressing the structural development of regions previously associated with mature memory functions. Finally, it reviews the relatively small but burgeoning literature using functional neuroimaging methods to examine developmental changes in the functioning of brain systems underlying memory across childhood and adolescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrigins and Development of Recollection
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives from Psychology and Neuroscience
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199932078
ISBN (Print)9780195340792
StatePublished - May 24 2012


  • Adolescence
  • Brain development
  • Childhood
  • Functional neuroimaging
  • Memory development
  • Recollection


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