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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.
UCLA biologists uncover how head injuries can lead to serious brain disorders

UCLA biologists uncover how head injuries can lead to serious brain disorders

Georgia State professor receives $1.2 million grant to study how the brain controls eating behavior

Georgia State professor receives $1.2 million grant to study how the brain controls eating behavior

Transgenic rat model may provide new insights into cerebral amyloid angiopathy

Transgenic rat model may provide new insights into cerebral amyloid angiopathy

Lateral inhibition avoids overlap between similar memories

Lateral inhibition avoids overlap between similar memories

UCLA psychology professor offers tips for successful aging

UCLA psychology professor offers tips for successful aging

Studies show that non-invasive imaging can detect Alzheimer's disease

Studies show that non-invasive imaging can detect Alzheimer's disease

Study finds weaker relationship between what older adults see and their brain activity

Study finds weaker relationship between what older adults see and their brain activity

Stress can cause memory loss and brain shrinkage finds study

Stress can cause memory loss and brain shrinkage finds study

Hippocampal-avoidance whole-brain radiotherapy better preserves patients' cognitive function

Hippocampal-avoidance whole-brain radiotherapy better preserves patients' cognitive function

Hippocampal avoidance during whole-brain radiotherapy reduces risk of cognitive decline

Hippocampal avoidance during whole-brain radiotherapy reduces risk of cognitive decline

Study shows correlation between spatial memory and the sense of smell

Study shows correlation between spatial memory and the sense of smell

Expanding the knowledge about hippocampus to better understand cognitive deficits in MS

Expanding the knowledge about hippocampus to better understand cognitive deficits in MS

Study reveals potential to monitor progression of Alzheimer’s disease by measuring brain antioxidant levels

Study reveals potential to monitor progression of Alzheimer’s disease by measuring brain antioxidant levels

Scientists demonstrate the existence of grid-like activity in the human brain

Scientists demonstrate the existence of grid-like activity in the human brain

Neuroscientists unravel how two different types of brain plasticity work on synapses

Neuroscientists unravel how two different types of brain plasticity work on synapses

Study shows role of protein in tuning synaptic transmission critical for cognition

Study shows role of protein in tuning synaptic transmission critical for cognition

Binge drinking history makes male and female mice react differently to stress, study shows

Binge drinking history makes male and female mice react differently to stress, study shows

New approach could lead to precise treatments for traumatic brain injury

New approach could lead to precise treatments for traumatic brain injury

New PET imaging radiotracer could help understand the aging brain

New PET imaging radiotracer could help understand the aging brain

New molecular interaction governs formation of specific connections between neurons

New molecular interaction governs formation of specific connections between neurons