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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.
New research provides insight into the way human brain connects episodic memories to solve problems

New research provides insight into the way human brain connects episodic memories to solve problems

Researchers study effects of cardiac cycle in simple learning task

Researchers study effects of cardiac cycle in simple learning task

Obesity contributes to cognitive deficits by activating microglial cells, mice study shows

Obesity contributes to cognitive deficits by activating microglial cells, mice study shows

Study analyzes what happens in the brain when humans forget something on purpose

Study analyzes what happens in the brain when humans forget something on purpose

Certain cells in hippocampus play key role in risk taking behavior and anxiety

Certain cells in hippocampus play key role in risk taking behavior and anxiety

Researchers describe novel mechanism that links epigenetic change to translational control

Researchers describe novel mechanism that links epigenetic change to translational control

Single dose of cannabidiol showed effective results in rats with symptoms of depression

Single dose of cannabidiol showed effective results in rats with symptoms of depression

Researchers discover brain cells that express sense of time within experiences, memories

Researchers discover brain cells that express sense of time within experiences, memories

Radiation therapy impairs new memory formation in pediatric brain tumor patients

Radiation therapy impairs new memory formation in pediatric brain tumor patients

Pediatric brain tumor patients who undergo radiation less likely to recall recently experienced events

Pediatric brain tumor patients who undergo radiation less likely to recall recently experienced events

Study offers possibility of squelching a focal epilepsy seizure before symptoms appear

Study offers possibility of squelching a focal epilepsy seizure before symptoms appear

Psychologist to assess how the brain maintains precise short-term and long-term memories

Psychologist to assess how the brain maintains precise short-term and long-term memories

UAB study shows how ion channel differentiates newborn and mature neurons in the brain

UAB study shows how ion channel differentiates newborn and mature neurons in the brain

New ‘closed-loop’ brain stimulation method improves learning, memory, and skill acquisition

New ‘closed-loop’ brain stimulation method improves learning, memory, and skill acquisition

Study yields new insights into why the system needs sleep

Study yields new insights into why the system needs sleep

New insight could help develop novel and more effective antidepressant drugs

New insight could help develop novel and more effective antidepressant drugs

Father’s genes can affect quality of maternal care received by a newborn

Father’s genes can affect quality of maternal care received by a newborn

Acetyl-L-carnitine chemical in blood connected to depression

Acetyl-L-carnitine chemical in blood connected to depression

Researchers discover stem cell that allows geckos to create new brain cells

Researchers discover stem cell that allows geckos to create new brain cells

Targeting mossy cells may offer new strategy for treating brain disorders

Targeting mossy cells may offer new strategy for treating brain disorders