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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.
Targeted transcranial electrical stimulation can improve metamemories

Targeted transcranial electrical stimulation can improve metamemories

Maternal stress affects fetal brain development

Maternal stress affects fetal brain development

Neuroimaging study reveals structural changes in the brain of migraine patients

Neuroimaging study reveals structural changes in the brain of migraine patients

Boosting the number of neurons improves learning and memory of old mice

Boosting the number of neurons improves learning and memory of old mice

Poor early life environment leaves permanent mark on adult brain

Poor early life environment leaves permanent mark on adult brain

Study shows the feasibility of using gene therapy to treat chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Study shows the feasibility of using gene therapy to treat chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Exercise and a healthy lifestyle shown to reduce the risk of dementia

Exercise and a healthy lifestyle shown to reduce the risk of dementia

Evidence for engrams as neural basis for memory

Evidence for engrams as neural basis for memory

Obj-SCD predicts future amyloid accumulation and neurodegeneration

Obj-SCD predicts future amyloid accumulation and neurodegeneration

Amyloid plaques may not necessarily come first in Alzheimer's disease, suggests new study

Amyloid plaques may not necessarily come first in Alzheimer's disease, suggests new study

Study measures brain injury from boxing, MMA in younger and older fighters

Study measures brain injury from boxing, MMA in younger and older fighters

Forgetful? Look at the time

Forgetful? Look at the time

Researchers identify first gene in mice specific to memory retrieval

Researchers identify first gene in mice specific to memory retrieval

High fat diet limits birth and development of new neurons in female mice

High fat diet limits birth and development of new neurons in female mice

Radiation-induced brain damage: new study reveals the mechanism

Radiation-induced brain damage: new study reveals the mechanism

New discovery can allow scientists to tell old and new memories apart

New discovery can allow scientists to tell old and new memories apart

Impulsive eating could stem from certain regions of the brain

Impulsive eating could stem from certain regions of the brain

New review explores relationship between yoga practice and brain health

New review explores relationship between yoga practice and brain health

Novel self-powered, neural-stimulating e-skin for characterization of synaptic plasticity

Novel self-powered, neural-stimulating e-skin for characterization of synaptic plasticity

Specific brain circuit linked to food impulsivity discovered

Specific brain circuit linked to food impulsivity discovered