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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.
Cerebral cortex may actually be responsible for sleep control

Cerebral cortex may actually be responsible for sleep control

Researchers discover brain's switching system used in information processing and storing of memories

Researchers discover brain's switching system used in information processing and storing of memories

Study reveals novel mechanism underlying infantile spasms-associated learning deficits

Study reveals novel mechanism underlying infantile spasms-associated learning deficits

Research provides insights into how the hippocampus contributes to memory storage in the cortex

Research provides insights into how the hippocampus contributes to memory storage in the cortex

Central amygdala micro-circuits play active role in regulation of fear responses

Central amygdala micro-circuits play active role in regulation of fear responses

Scientists decipher the activity of the brain in deep sleep

Scientists decipher the activity of the brain in deep sleep

Metal-based molecule inhibits the build-up of Alzheimer's peptides in lab tests

Metal-based molecule inhibits the build-up of Alzheimer's peptides in lab tests

UCR scientists receive additional federal funding to boost research on brain injury

UCR scientists receive additional federal funding to boost research on brain injury

Researchers develop normalized brain growth curve charts for children

Researchers develop normalized brain growth curve charts for children

Brain cells snap DNA strands in numerous locations to make memories

Brain cells snap DNA strands in numerous locations to make memories

Methylglyoxal detoxification deficits can be involved in the development of schizophrenia

Methylglyoxal detoxification deficits can be involved in the development of schizophrenia

Study uncovers common neural mechanism for cognitive impairment in autism and schizophrenia

Study uncovers common neural mechanism for cognitive impairment in autism and schizophrenia

Alzheimer's symptoms could be due to decline in brain protein not accumulation of amyloid plaques

Alzheimer's symptoms could be due to decline in brain protein not accumulation of amyloid plaques

Virtual reality can help boost brain rhythms linked to learning and memory

Virtual reality can help boost brain rhythms linked to learning and memory

Study delves into the link between smoking and suicidal behaviors

Study delves into the link between smoking and suicidal behaviors

Hippocampal neurons fire during specific moments in time

Hippocampal neurons fire during specific moments in time

Role of tau in pathogenesis of Lewy body dementias is distinct from Alzheimer’s disease, suggests study

Role of tau in pathogenesis of Lewy body dementias is distinct from Alzheimer’s disease, suggests study

Study reveals the interplay between proteins that control the body's stress response

Study reveals the interplay between proteins that control the body's stress response

UIC discovery may lead to new treatments for alcohol use disorder and depression

UIC discovery may lead to new treatments for alcohol use disorder and depression

Systemic biomarkers show beneficial effects of aerobic exercise on brain function in older adults

Systemic biomarkers show beneficial effects of aerobic exercise on brain function in older adults