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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.
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

LMU neurobiologists present new theory for origin of grid cells

LMU neurobiologists present new theory for origin of grid cells

Lunatic fringe gene plays role in regulating fate of neural stem cells

Lunatic fringe gene plays role in regulating fate of neural stem cells

ASU-TGen researchers find source of altered ANK1 gene expression linked to Alzheimer's disease

ASU-TGen researchers find source of altered ANK1 gene expression linked to Alzheimer's disease

Research opens possibilities for effectively guiding stem cells to repair brain damage

Research opens possibilities for effectively guiding stem cells to repair brain damage

Women and men with bipolar disorder may have different immune markers

Women and men with bipolar disorder may have different immune markers

Reduced mastication impairs memory and learning functions, research reveals

Reduced mastication impairs memory and learning functions, research reveals

IBS scientists control memory by modulating synchronized brain waves during deep sleep

IBS scientists control memory by modulating synchronized brain waves during deep sleep

Neonatal inflammatory pain may contribute to increased food consumption, obesity in females

Neonatal inflammatory pain may contribute to increased food consumption, obesity in females

Scientists identify link between gut microbiota and mood, behavior

Scientists identify link between gut microbiota and mood, behavior

Cocoa and chocolate consumption could provide beneficial effects on cognitive function

Cocoa and chocolate consumption could provide beneficial effects on cognitive function

Slowing gait could be early signs of cognitive decline linked to shrinking hippocampus

Slowing gait could be early signs of cognitive decline linked to shrinking hippocampus

Insulin in the brain may help regulate eating behavior and facilitate weight loss, study shows

Insulin in the brain may help regulate eating behavior and facilitate weight loss, study shows