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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 neurons continue to form in old age, even in people with Alzheimer's disease

New neurons continue to form in old age, even in people with Alzheimer's disease

Study reveals possibility to enhance or suppress memories

Study reveals possibility to enhance or suppress memories

UNLV study reveals new mechanism in long-term memory retrieval

UNLV study reveals new mechanism in long-term memory retrieval

Researchers explore link between aging fat cells and Alzheimer's

Researchers explore link between aging fat cells and Alzheimer's

Graphene flakes may influence the action of brain cells

Graphene flakes may influence the action of brain cells

Compound derived from broccoli sprouts may restore brain chemistry imbalance related to schizophrenia

Compound derived from broccoli sprouts may restore brain chemistry imbalance related to schizophrenia

Transplanting gut bacteria from stress-vulnerable rats alters behavior, brain inflammation in recipient

Transplanting gut bacteria from stress-vulnerable rats alters behavior, brain inflammation in recipient

Research reveals important brain mechanisms for action of psychotherapy in panic disorder

Research reveals important brain mechanisms for action of psychotherapy in panic disorder

New type of dementia is '100 times more common' than ALS

New type of dementia is '100 times more common' than ALS

Researchers define brain disorder that mimics symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers define brain disorder that mimics symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

Study identifies how brain abnormalities associated with alcoholism differ for men and women

Study identifies how brain abnormalities associated with alcoholism differ for men and women

Researchers gain new insight into Alzheimer's using organoids that resemble mini brains

Researchers gain new insight into Alzheimer's using organoids that resemble mini brains

Veterans, active-duty service members with PTSD and mTBI have larger amygdalas, finds study

Veterans, active-duty service members with PTSD and mTBI have larger amygdalas, finds study

Pencil beam scanning proved best for preserving cognitive functions in children with brain tumor

Pencil beam scanning proved best for preserving cognitive functions in children with brain tumor

Neuroscientists investigate how olfactory brain influences memory formation

Neuroscientists investigate how olfactory brain influences memory formation

Breakthrough study may lead to development of new, effective drugs for epilepsy

Breakthrough study may lead to development of new, effective drugs for epilepsy

Exercise activates brain circuits associated with memory in older adults

Exercise activates brain circuits associated with memory in older adults

Obesity linked to a reduction in gray matter

Obesity linked to a reduction in gray matter

MIT scientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of rare neurodevelopmental disorder

MIT scientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of rare neurodevelopmental disorder

Study provides new insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can affect cognition

Study provides new insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can affect cognition