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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.
Mountain chickadee research shows link between natural selection and spatial memory

Mountain chickadee research shows link between natural selection and spatial memory

MGH researchers identify brain cells that modulate behavioral response to threats

MGH researchers identify brain cells that modulate behavioral response to threats

Alzheimer's disease protection from exercise hormone irisin

Alzheimer's disease protection from exercise hormone irisin

Study reveals how exercise may protect against Alzheimer's disease

Study reveals how exercise may protect against Alzheimer's disease

Researchers report promising advance in the search for new class of antidepressants

Researchers report promising advance in the search for new class of antidepressants

Cannabinoid receptor type 1 appears to be potential target to treat Down syndrome

Cannabinoid receptor type 1 appears to be potential target to treat Down syndrome

Increasing glutamate release in the brain reduces anxiety in marmosets

Increasing glutamate release in the brain reduces anxiety in marmosets

Scientists discover brain cells responsible for direction and memory

Scientists discover brain cells responsible for direction and memory

New research shows adult neurogenesis does not persist in the human hippocampus

New research shows adult neurogenesis does not persist in the human hippocampus

Satiety hormone could decrease a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Satiety hormone could decrease a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Study sheds light on the development of PTSD symptoms in combat veterans

Study sheds light on the development of PTSD symptoms in combat veterans

Stress and paradoxical sleep associated with pathways of brain cell death and survival

Stress and paradoxical sleep associated with pathways of brain cell death and survival

New lessons learned from adult neurogenesis debate

New lessons learned from adult neurogenesis debate

Researchers demonstrate strong evidence connecting bacterial pathogen and Alzheimer's pathogenesisis

Researchers demonstrate strong evidence connecting bacterial pathogen and Alzheimer's pathogenesisis

Protein-secreting device implanted in epileptic rats reduces seizures, improves cognition

Protein-secreting device implanted in epileptic rats reduces seizures, improves cognition

Unexpected connection found between feeding and memory centers of the brain

Unexpected connection found between feeding and memory centers of the brain

Study: Brain cells involved in memory play key role in reducing future eating behavior

Study: Brain cells involved in memory play key role in reducing future eating behavior

Study: Male and female differences in fear memory is attributed to Cdk5 gene

Study: Male and female differences in fear memory is attributed to Cdk5 gene

Location of epigenetic changes co-locate with genetic signal causing psychartric disorder

Location of epigenetic changes co-locate with genetic signal causing psychartric disorder

Memories of past meals influence future food intake in rats

Memories of past meals influence future food intake in rats