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Washington University School of Medicine

Hippocampal Volume Shrinks

Caption: An MRI scan highlights the hippocampus (pink) in a child's brain. Washington University researchers found that poor children with parents who were not very nurturing were likely to have a smaller hippocampus than those raised by more attentive parents.

Credit: Washington University Early Emotional Development Program

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