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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.
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

Study using Cubresa SPECT scanner finds potential non-invasive diagnosis for Alzheimer’s

Study using Cubresa SPECT scanner finds potential non-invasive diagnosis for Alzheimer’s

Study finds abnormally low blood flow in the brain of marijuana users

Study finds abnormally low blood flow in the brain of marijuana users

New study finds link between memory mechanisms and resistance to epilepsy

New study finds link between memory mechanisms and resistance to epilepsy

Circular ‘Princess Leia’ oscillations help sleeping brain consolidate memories

Circular ‘Princess Leia’ oscillations help sleeping brain consolidate memories

Testing ability to recognize, remember odors may help identify people at risk for Alzheimer's disease

Testing ability to recognize, remember odors may help identify people at risk for Alzheimer's disease

Cannabinoid receptors regulate memory processes by modulating mitochondrial energy metabolism

Cannabinoid receptors regulate memory processes by modulating mitochondrial energy metabolism

Brain surgery helps remove scar tissue causing seizures in epilepsy patients

Brain surgery helps remove scar tissue causing seizures in epilepsy patients

Scientists investigate role of mitochondria in Alzheimer's disease pathology

Scientists investigate role of mitochondria in Alzheimer's disease pathology

Lack of shrinkage in the hippocampus may help predict people at risk for dementia with Lewy bodies

Lack of shrinkage in the hippocampus may help predict people at risk for dementia with Lewy bodies

Lack of brain shrinkage may help identify people at risk for dementia with Lewy bodies

Lack of brain shrinkage may help identify people at risk for dementia with Lewy bodies

Research findings offer detailed insight into mechanics of learning

Research findings offer detailed insight into mechanics of learning

Researchers explore interaction between two brain regions during formation of long-term memories

Researchers explore interaction between two brain regions during formation of long-term memories