Maguire 2000

Maguire 2000

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  • Study to demonstrate how cognitive processes may lead to neuroplasticity in the hippocampus. 
  • Maguire 2000
  • Maguire 2000
  • the aim of the study was to see whether the brains of London taxi drivers would be somehow different as a result of the exceptional training that they have to do to be certified.
  • 16 right­handed male London taxi drivers. 
  • Participants Must: - Complete the "Knowledge" test - Have a license for at least 1.5 years
  • pixel counting revealed that the posterior hippocampi of taxi drivers were significantly larger relative to those of control subjects and the anterior hippocampi were significantly smaller. 
  • the hippocampus may change in response to environmental demands. 
  • - The study is ethically sound as the MRI does not pose any health risks to the participants and all gave consent. 
  • no cause and effect relationship can be established. 
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