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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.
Findings reveal how seizures can have lasting detrimental effects on memory

Findings reveal how seizures can have lasting detrimental effects on memory

Dietary supplement could be promising therapeutic target for seizure disorders

Dietary supplement could be promising therapeutic target for seizure disorders

Scientists identify brain-wave patterns of explicit and implicit learning

Scientists identify brain-wave patterns of explicit and implicit learning

Abnormalities of blood vessels in the brain may play major role in development of schizophrenia

Abnormalities of blood vessels in the brain may play major role in development of schizophrenia

Scientists show how a trio of key molecules directs learning and memory

Scientists show how a trio of key molecules directs learning and memory

Different genres of video games may affect cognitive training

Different genres of video games may affect cognitive training

Researchers discover new class of molecules that may protect brain from injury or diseases

Researchers discover new class of molecules that may protect brain from injury or diseases

Neuroscientists uncover how our brains organize experiences

Neuroscientists uncover how our brains organize experiences

New discovery about high-risk Alzheimer’s gene suggests potential therapeutic target

New discovery about high-risk Alzheimer’s gene suggests potential therapeutic target

MIT engineers devise automated approach to monitor neurons

MIT engineers devise automated approach to monitor neurons

Boosting blood levels of bone-derived hormone may reverse age-related memory loss

Boosting blood levels of bone-derived hormone may reverse age-related memory loss

Dancing has profound effect in reversing signs of aging in the brain

Dancing has profound effect in reversing signs of aging in the brain

Researchers discover new brain area involved in spatial memory and navigation

Researchers discover new brain area involved in spatial memory and navigation

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

Brain scans reveal lower serotonin transporters in people with mild cognitive impairment

Habitual players of action video games have less grey matter in their brain, study reveals

Habitual players of action video games have less grey matter in their brain, study reveals

Study findings could lead to more effective and faster acting antidepressants

Study findings could lead to more effective and faster acting antidepressants

Aging chimps show Alzheimer’s like brain changes – new research shows

Aging chimps show Alzheimer’s like brain changes – new research shows

Small-molecule drug improves brain performance in mouse model of Rett syndrome

Small-molecule drug improves brain performance in mouse model of Rett syndrome

People with family history of bipolar disorder may 'age' more quickly than others

People with family history of bipolar disorder may 'age' more quickly than others

Drinking alcohol after learning could help recall information better, study says

Drinking alcohol after learning could help recall information better, study says