Developmental Amnesia - CARTA presents Impact of Early Life Deprivation on Cognition – Faraneh Vargha-Khadem

12/11/2019; 21 minutes

In modern humans, an exquisite cognitive ability has evolved that enables mental time travel, the ability to mentally travel back in time and re-experience a personal event from the past that is no longer physically present. Faraneh Vargha-Khadem (University College London) explores how certain neonatal or early childhood pathological events, most commonly hypoxic/ischaemic episodes, target the immature hippocampus, leading to the later emergence of the syndrome of Developmental Amnesia, often without evidence of any neurological or other cognitive impairment. Recorded on 10/11/2019. (#35288)

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