Preterm infant hippocampal volumes correlate with later working memory deficits

Miriam Beauchamp, Deanne Thompson, Kelly Howard, Lex Doyle, Gary Egan, Terrie Inder, Peter Anderson

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Abstract

Children born preterm exhibit working memory deficits. These deficits may be associated with structural brain changes observed in the neonatal period. In this study, the relationship between neonatal regional brain volumes and working memory deficits at age 2 years were investigated, with a particular interest in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, parietal cortex and the hippocampus. While the eligible sample consisted of 227 very preterm children who were born at the Royal Women s Hospital, Melbourne prior to 30 weeks gestation or weighing
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2986 - 2994
Number of pages9
JournalBrain
Volume131
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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