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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 sheds new light on the brain's spatial map

Study sheds new light on the brain's spatial map

Musical pleasure linked to right combination of uncertainty and surprise

Musical pleasure linked to right combination of uncertainty and surprise

Research identifies neural pathway involved in memory consolidation during sleep

Research identifies neural pathway involved in memory consolidation during sleep

Study uncovers cause for spatial-memory deficits in people with Down syndrome

Study uncovers cause for spatial-memory deficits in people with Down syndrome

Patterns of Alzheimer's-related damage differ by subtype and age of onset, study finds

Patterns of Alzheimer's-related damage differ by subtype and age of onset, study finds

UCLA-led study finds brain injury as cause of dementia in some older adults

UCLA-led study finds brain injury as cause of dementia in some older adults

Scientists show how our memories stabilize while we sleep

Scientists show how our memories stabilize while we sleep

New findings can redefine the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment in men and women

New findings can redefine the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment in men and women

Neuroscientists show how different brain regions interact to create and retrieve memories

Neuroscientists show how different brain regions interact to create and retrieve memories

A period of rest could help ameliorate memory disturbances in PTSD

A period of rest could help ameliorate memory disturbances in PTSD

MSU researchers identify gender-distinct circuit for depression that activates during stress

MSU researchers identify gender-distinct circuit for depression that activates during stress

Simple computer model helps better understand memory processing in the brain

Simple computer model helps better understand memory processing in the brain

Rapid progress in brain organoid research prompts ethical debate

Rapid progress in brain organoid research prompts ethical debate

New study pinpoints emergence and progression of Alzheimer's plaque in the brain

New study pinpoints emergence and progression of Alzheimer's plaque in the brain

Penn researchers propose ethical framework that defines brain organoid transplantation

Penn researchers propose ethical framework that defines brain organoid transplantation

Sex-differences in brain development linked with psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders

Sex-differences in brain development linked with psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders

Study shows how brake cell failure causes some types of seizure disorders

Study shows how brake cell failure causes some types of seizure disorders

WVU researcher explores the brain in a new way to better understand cognition

WVU researcher explores the brain in a new way to better understand cognition

Function of certain 'brake cells' disrupted in some forms of epilepsy

Function of certain 'brake cells' disrupted in some forms of epilepsy

Cannabis: CBD vs THC causes lower psychiatric side-effects

Cannabis: CBD vs THC causes lower psychiatric side-effects