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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 finds sex differences in the effects of prenatal BPA exposure on autism-related genes

Study finds sex differences in the effects of prenatal BPA exposure on autism-related genes

Researchers measure brain volume differences in HIV-infected individuals

Researchers measure brain volume differences in HIV-infected individuals

Groundbreaking research project shows how brain health can traverse generations

Groundbreaking research project shows how brain health can traverse generations

Researchers find mechanism underlying plasticity in adult brains

Researchers find mechanism underlying plasticity in adult brains

Study depicts previously unknown molecular mechanism underlying healthy brain development

Study depicts previously unknown molecular mechanism underlying healthy brain development

Researchers explore why seizures happen in a subset of MS patients

Researchers explore why seizures happen in a subset of MS patients

Stem cells in the brain divide over months to create new nerve cells

Stem cells in the brain divide over months to create new nerve cells

Study reveals critical role of perirhinal cortex in managing learning process

Study reveals critical role of perirhinal cortex in managing learning process

University of Ottawa earns 10 Canada research chairs covering a broad scope of subjects

University of Ottawa earns 10 Canada research chairs covering a broad scope of subjects

Scientists show a sort of signature in the brains of lonely people

Scientists show a sort of signature in the brains of lonely people

Study shows long-term consequences of peripubertal stress

Study shows long-term consequences of peripubertal stress

Healthy gut microbiota contributes to normal brain function, study shows

Healthy gut microbiota contributes to normal brain function, study shows

Researchers receive $651,997 funding to study memory dysfunction in MS

Researchers receive $651,997 funding to study memory dysfunction in MS

Study shows how brain function and memory abilities shape each other in children

Study shows how brain function and memory abilities shape each other in children

Scientists shed light on how neurons form long-term memories

Scientists shed light on how neurons form long-term memories

Study sheds new light on how brain encodes time and place into memories

Study sheds new light on how brain encodes time and place into memories

Free radicals may be important for the brain to remain adaptable

Free radicals may be important for the brain to remain adaptable

Study finds potential target for the treatment of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder

Study finds potential target for the treatment of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder

Experimental drug can reverse age-related memory decline in mice

Experimental drug can reverse age-related memory decline in mice

Anxiety may help to progress Alzheimer’s disease

Anxiety may help to progress Alzheimer’s disease