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The hippocampus is a part of the forebrain, located in the medial temporal lobe. It belongs to the limbic system and plays major roles in short term memory and spatial navigation. Humans and other mammals have two hippocampi, one in each side of the brain.
Scientists aim to build computer model of complex memory formation

Scientists aim to build computer model of complex memory formation

New study points to cannabis as trigger for schizophrenia

New study points to cannabis as trigger for schizophrenia

Low levels of NPTX2 protein in the brain may lead to learning and memory loss in Alzheimer's disease

Low levels of NPTX2 protein in the brain may lead to learning and memory loss in Alzheimer's disease

Novel mechanism of antidepressant action may benefit patients unresponsive to SSRI treatment

Novel mechanism of antidepressant action may benefit patients unresponsive to SSRI treatment

Alcoholism may have different effects on the brain’s reward system of women than in men

Alcoholism may have different effects on the brain’s reward system of women than in men

Research shows potential way to limit damage to the brain caused by seizure disorder

Research shows potential way to limit damage to the brain caused by seizure disorder

Excess sugar in sports drinks and diet soda may damage the brain, research suggests

Excess sugar in sports drinks and diet soda may damage the brain, research suggests

“Young” blood revitalizes elderly mice’s learning and memory skills, say researchers

“Young” blood revitalizes elderly mice’s learning and memory skills, say researchers

TSRI scientists reveal important role of genetics in brain circuits

TSRI scientists reveal important role of genetics in brain circuits

Study uncovers novel role for cortical interneurons in coding of spatial information

Study uncovers novel role for cortical interneurons in coding of spatial information

Study identifies key mediator in learning process

Study identifies key mediator in learning process

BrainDx develops new measurement tool for precise diagnosis of ADHD and autism

BrainDx develops new measurement tool for precise diagnosis of ADHD and autism

Study shows how prefrontal cortex may teach hippocampus to differentiate goal-related memories

Study shows how prefrontal cortex may teach hippocampus to differentiate goal-related memories

Study shows the aging brain has trouble generating brain waves required for deep sleep

Study shows the aging brain has trouble generating brain waves required for deep sleep

Cognitive decline following surgery triggered by brain's own immune cells, study suggests

Cognitive decline following surgery triggered by brain's own immune cells, study suggests

Deep, restorative sleep could ward off mental and physical disorders in old age

Deep, restorative sleep could ward off mental and physical disorders in old age

Method based on genetic information predicts response to drugs in epileptic patients

Method based on genetic information predicts response to drugs in epileptic patients

Paternal diet affects cognitive skills of offspring, mice study shows

Paternal diet affects cognitive skills of offspring, mice study shows

Brain's 'GPS' plays broader role in memory and learning than previously thought

Brain's 'GPS' plays broader role in memory and learning than previously thought

Endocannabinoid system stimulation may be potential approach to treatment of epilepsy, study shows

Endocannabinoid system stimulation may be potential approach to treatment of epilepsy, study shows