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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.
Insulin in the brain may help regulate eating behavior and facilitate weight loss, study shows

Insulin in the brain may help regulate eating behavior and facilitate weight loss, study shows

Animal model of Gulf War illness hints at possible ways to mitigate symptoms

Animal model of Gulf War illness hints at possible ways to mitigate symptoms

Uncontrolled brain activity may lead to memory and attentional impairments, review suggests

Uncontrolled brain activity may lead to memory and attentional impairments, review suggests

Pyk2 deficits contribute to memory problems in Huntington’s disease mouse model

Pyk2 deficits contribute to memory problems in Huntington’s disease mouse model

Moderate alcohol consumption has adverse effect on brain function

Moderate alcohol consumption has adverse effect on brain function

Key metabolic enzyme fuels molecular machinery to turn on memory genes after learning

Key metabolic enzyme fuels molecular machinery to turn on memory genes after learning

Visual brain also involved in prediction of future events, say neuroscientists

Visual brain also involved in prediction of future events, say neuroscientists

Study offers new insights into brain mechanisms for spatial navigation

Study offers new insights into brain mechanisms for spatial navigation

Research could lead to development of new therapies that reduce pathological fear in PTSD

Research could lead to development of new therapies that reduce pathological fear in PTSD

New research sheds light on inner mechanisms underlying learning and memory

New research sheds light on inner mechanisms underlying learning and memory

Researchers uncover new connection between brain regions involved in early stages of motor control

Researchers uncover new connection between brain regions involved in early stages of motor control

Structural integrity of the hippocampus could mediate link between fitness and memory

Structural integrity of the hippocampus could mediate link between fitness and memory

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