Nurturing Children is Good for their Brains (audio) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that when young children get plenty of nurturing from their mothers, those children end up with a bigger hippocampus in the brain by the time they reach school age. the hippocampus is an important structure related to learning, memory and stress response. Jim Dryden has more... Credit Washington University BioMed Radio Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.