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Welcome to the H.I.P.P.O. Time Brain Development Study



Thanks for visiting the H.I.P.P.O. Time site! H.I.P.P.O. Time (Hippocampal Investigation of Pediatric Populations Over Time) is a federally funded study examining how brain development affects our ability to remember. We collect behavioral and neuroimaging data for each child who participates in our study over a span of two to four years. We are particularly interested in the development of a brain structure called the hippocampus because of its central role in memory.

The HIPPO study has been in full swing since 2012! As of 2015, we have finished recruiting new participants, and we have begun the exciting process of bringing each participant back for their second and third waves of testing.

At each time point, participants complete fun memory activities and exercises. They also receive high-quality pictures of their brain, taken while they enjoy a movie and do another engaging activity inside of an MRI scanner.

We are deeply grateful to the families that are continuing to participate in our study. Thanks to their commitment, we are learning so much about how memory ability changes and how brains grow and develop over this crucial time in childhood. Every visit helps us reach our goal of full participation.

For Returning Families

For information about scheduling visits to our lab, click here.

To learn more about MRI, click here.