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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.
Protein-coding gene may worsen tau protein tangles associated with Alzheimer's

Protein-coding gene may worsen tau protein tangles associated with Alzheimer's

New study sheds light on complex brain process that helps learn and form new memories

New study sheds light on complex brain process that helps learn and form new memories

SARS-CoV-2 does not directly infect the brain but can inflict neurological damage

SARS-CoV-2 does not directly infect the brain but can inflict neurological damage

Engaging in household chores may be beneficial for brain health in older adults

Engaging in household chores may be beneficial for brain health in older adults

Study shows how alcohol may affect the brain, offers potential treatments for alcohol misuse

Study shows how alcohol may affect the brain, offers potential treatments for alcohol misuse

Stem cells of the nervous system age rapidly, shows study

Stem cells of the nervous system age rapidly, shows study

New findings could reduce impact of traumatic memories

New findings could reduce impact of traumatic memories

Pig brain atlas gives a more precise view of human brain

Pig brain atlas gives a more precise view of human brain

New guidelines recommend limited sugar intake to prevent impaired memory function in children

New guidelines recommend limited sugar intake to prevent impaired memory function in children

Study shows how early life sugar consumption may lead to impaired memory in adulthood

Study shows how early life sugar consumption may lead to impaired memory in adulthood

Study measures language-skill improvement by tracking brain activity

Study measures language-skill improvement by tracking brain activity

Researchers discover a novel marker of adult human neural stem cells

Researchers discover a novel marker of adult human neural stem cells

Genetic engineering strategy dramatically reduces tau levels in Alzheimer's animal model

Genetic engineering strategy dramatically reduces tau levels in Alzheimer's animal model

Using new neurotechnology techniques to improve treatment of brain disorders

Using new neurotechnology techniques to improve treatment of brain disorders

Study shows evidence-based interventions can improve infant brain health

Study shows evidence-based interventions can improve infant brain health

Study reveals a neural basis for how the brain enables odors to elicit memories

Study reveals a neural basis for how the brain enables odors to elicit memories

Study: Heart problems cause disturbed gene activity in the brain's memory center

Study: Heart problems cause disturbed gene activity in the brain's memory center

Study reveals information about risk genes in schizophrenia

Study reveals information about risk genes in schizophrenia

Study shows direct connection between the gut microbiome and Alzheimer's-like behavior

Study shows direct connection between the gut microbiome and Alzheimer's-like behavior

Study identifies how military blast exposures affect the brain, increase risk of Alzheimer's

Study identifies how military blast exposures affect the brain, increase risk of Alzheimer's