Using fMRI to Measure Memory in Sleeping Toddlers (image) University of California - Davis Share Print E-Mail Caption It is difficult to study brain activity in very young children. Researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain have come up with a protocol to use functional MRI scanning with children under two years old while they are asleep. This fMRI image shows activity in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with memory formation and recall. Credit Simona Ghetti, UC Davis Usage Restrictions May be used with acknowledgement. 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.