Maguire

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  • Maguire
    • Aim
      • Changes in the brain could be detected in brains of humans who have extreme experiences of spatial navigation
    • Participants
      • 16 male taxi drivers between 32 and 62 years of age with at least 18 months experience
    • Findings
      • Taxi drivers had smaller anterior hippocampal cross sections
        • The longer the taxi drivers had been a taxi driver the less grey matter there was in the anterior hippocampus
      • Taxi drivers had larger posterior hippocampal cross sections
    • Method
      • Quasi experiment
      • 2 existing groups of participants non taxi drivers and taxi drivers
      • Analysing MRI scans
    • Conclusion
      • The hippocampus increases in size with use over time

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