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Kaeler Braine Due 10/25/18 Writing Assignment #5 The article we reviewed this week discussed the mysteries of memory development and recall for humans in early ages of life. It dives into the fast-growing study of infantile amnesia (IA), providing different theories that could explain why this phenomenon occurs. Neuropsychological development deals with many kinds of circuitries and molecular mechanisms in the brain that are said to be responsible for infantile forgetting. There is review of mechanisms involving the maturation of the hippocampus and its receptors contributing to IA. This shows the reader an understanding that IA reflects the infant hippocampus being unable to form declarative memories, and instead rapidly forgetting them. One interesting point made is that there are studies that look into the idea of direct stimulation of hippocampal engrams in order to reactivate some memories formed during infancy. [6] This idea of abstracting memories from a seemingly empty memory bank plays into a generalization of this infantile memory. A supportive study done on rats creates manipulation of memory engrams in their brains in order to look at the threshold of recall in episodic memory for these rodents. Overall, there are many theories and advanced methods involving the increasing study of memory development. The next step of interest takes the footing of exploration to uncover these forgotten memories from the first years of our lives. Then, how to apply this to neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. A sub-topic that interested me involved the critical period of memory and how that plays a role in infantile amnesia. It focuses on the immaturity of the hippocampus, correlating with the forgetting of episodic memory. It is helpful to remember that learning during this young age, is what triggers hippocampal maturity to grow. Therefore, these early learning and sensory experiences are what also promote IA. This flow of downward effects finalizes with the idea that
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