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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.
UMSOM researchers find two-way link between TBI and intestinal changes

UMSOM researchers find two-way link between TBI and intestinal changes

Some 3D video games benefit older adults' brains

Some 3D video games benefit older adults' brains

The brain remains interconnected during non-REM sleep

The brain remains interconnected during non-REM sleep

Researchers reveal impact of RNA-binding protein on memory formation process

Researchers reveal impact of RNA-binding protein on memory formation process

Research findings will help identify genetic causes of brain disorders

Research findings will help identify genetic causes of brain disorders

Alzheimer's Tau protein interacts with cell membranes and forms toxic complexes

Alzheimer's Tau protein interacts with cell membranes and forms toxic complexes

Protein synthesis regulatory factor vital for long-term memory formation

Protein synthesis regulatory factor vital for long-term memory formation

Physical fitness in children linked to greater volume of gray matter in brain regions

Physical fitness in children linked to greater volume of gray matter in brain regions

Selectively deleting stem cell factor promotes recovery after TBI in mice

Selectively deleting stem cell factor promotes recovery after TBI in mice

Researchers find that tiny brain region plays key role in social memory formation

Researchers find that tiny brain region plays key role in social memory formation

Advanced studies offer insight into neural mechanisms behind social behaviors

Advanced studies offer insight into neural mechanisms behind social behaviors

Exercise significantly increases size of hippocampus in humans, study finds

Exercise significantly increases size of hippocampus in humans, study finds

New research sheds light on negative effects of stress on the brain

New research sheds light on negative effects of stress on the brain

Scientists develop novel mouse model to capture pathology of sporadic ALS and FTD

Scientists develop novel mouse model to capture pathology of sporadic ALS and FTD

Scientists pinpoint new wake-promoting neurons in the brain

Scientists pinpoint new wake-promoting neurons in the brain

Scientists explore role of nitric oxide in brain tissue in simulated ischemia

Scientists explore role of nitric oxide in brain tissue in simulated ischemia

Study demonstrates for the first-time neurons moving in postnatal neurogenesis

Study demonstrates for the first-time neurons moving in postnatal neurogenesis

Scientists identify new brain process that allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts

Scientists identify new brain process that allows us to suppress unwanted thoughts

Inflammation in mid-life may be linked to brain shrinkage decades later

Inflammation in mid-life may be linked to brain shrinkage decades later

Study shows effects of prenatal BPA exposure at low levels in developing rodent brain

Study shows effects of prenatal BPA exposure at low levels in developing rodent brain