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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.
Study reveals new molecular mechanism vital for associative memory encoding in the hippocampus

Study reveals new molecular mechanism vital for associative memory encoding in the hippocampus

Synthetic molecule appears to reverse Alzheimer's-related neurological damage

Synthetic molecule appears to reverse Alzheimer's-related neurological damage

Timing of chemotherapy can have big effect on inflammation, study shows

Timing of chemotherapy can have big effect on inflammation, study shows

UAB researchers discover novel underlying mechanism involved in anxiety disorders, PTSD

UAB researchers discover novel underlying mechanism involved in anxiety disorders, PTSD

Mutations in gene that enables memories, sense of direction can contribute to schizophrenia symptoms

Mutations in gene that enables memories, sense of direction can contribute to schizophrenia symptoms

Study identifies molecular signals that maintain nerve cell structures in the adult brain

Study identifies molecular signals that maintain nerve cell structures in the adult brain

Scientists discover new molecular information on how the brain regulates depression and anxiety

Scientists discover new molecular information on how the brain regulates depression and anxiety

Study challenges concept of gender differences in the human brain

Study challenges concept of gender differences in the human brain

Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?

Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?

Stress hormone has major effect on perception and perceptual learning

Stress hormone has major effect on perception and perceptual learning

Scientists identify molecular pathway in the brain that may help find better treatments for dementia

Scientists identify molecular pathway in the brain that may help find better treatments for dementia

Researchers identify mechanism that generates synchronous oscillation in the brain

Researchers identify mechanism that generates synchronous oscillation in the brain

UC San Diego research identifies neurons that signal direction of travel

UC San Diego research identifies neurons that signal direction of travel

Study improves molecular understanding of the brain in people with epilepsy

Study improves molecular understanding of the brain in people with epilepsy

Moderate exercise may help treat memory impairment in patients with type 2 diabetes

Moderate exercise may help treat memory impairment in patients with type 2 diabetes

Rhythm of breathing influences emotional judgments and memory recall

Rhythm of breathing influences emotional judgments and memory recall

BUSM researchers discover role of hippocampus in future thinking

BUSM researchers discover role of hippocampus in future thinking

Researcher explores link between PTSD and repeated alcohol use

Researcher explores link between PTSD and repeated alcohol use

Johns Hopkins researchers find evidence of brain injury in young NFL players

Johns Hopkins researchers find evidence of brain injury in young NFL players

Enzyme research provides new insights into pathophysiology of depression

Enzyme research provides new insights into pathophysiology of depression