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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 provide insight into how the memory molecule limits brain plasticity

Researchers provide insight into how the memory molecule limits brain plasticity

Early-life obesity linked to children's lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores

Early-life obesity linked to children's lower perceptual reasoning and working memory scores

Novel drug prevents memory impairment in mice exposed to simulated deep space radiation

Novel drug prevents memory impairment in mice exposed to simulated deep space radiation

New study reveals the extent of brain damage due to elevated homocysteine

New study reveals the extent of brain damage due to elevated homocysteine

Cognitive decline in older adults not linked to sexual activity or emotional closeness

Cognitive decline in older adults not linked to sexual activity or emotional closeness

Neuroscientists find how the brain represents distinct memories of similar events

Neuroscientists find how the brain represents distinct memories of similar events

UAB researchers unravel brain neuron dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies

UAB researchers unravel brain neuron dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies

Researchers identify serotonin receptor that could be targeted to boost memory

Researchers identify serotonin receptor that could be targeted to boost memory

Scientific understanding of PSTD points to new treatment and prevention strategies

Scientific understanding of PSTD points to new treatment and prevention strategies

New study reveals potential for better diagnosis and treatment of TBI patients

New study reveals potential for better diagnosis and treatment of TBI patients

Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problems

Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problems

New method could help treat severe epilepsy in the future

New method could help treat severe epilepsy in the future

The memory area of the brain may also yield vital clues about mental health illnesses

The memory area of the brain may also yield vital clues about mental health illnesses

Sleep deprivation increases brain protein linked to Alzheimer's disease

Sleep deprivation increases brain protein linked to Alzheimer's disease

Researchers develop thin, flexible polymers to record activity more deeply in the brain

Researchers develop thin, flexible polymers to record activity more deeply in the brain

Discordance between brain regions could lead to attention deficit disorders

Discordance between brain regions could lead to attention deficit disorders

New brain cells are added in elderly adult brains too

New brain cells are added in elderly adult brains too

Largest-ever study to examine anatomical alterations in the brains of epilepsy patients

Largest-ever study to examine anatomical alterations in the brains of epilepsy patients

Scientists demonstrate successful implementation of prosthetic memory system

Scientists demonstrate successful implementation of prosthetic memory system

Scientists discover link between diminished dopamine-firing cells and ability to form new memories

Scientists discover link between diminished dopamine-firing cells and ability to form new memories