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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.
UCI-led researchers receive $3 million NIH grant for 4D Nucleome project

UCI-led researchers receive $3 million NIH grant for 4D Nucleome project

Study reveals link between composition of intestinal microbiota and cognitive performance

Study reveals link between composition of intestinal microbiota and cognitive performance

Fecal transplants: The secret to eternal youth

Fecal transplants: The secret to eternal youth

Research team discovers a new key player in long-term memory

Research team discovers a new key player in long-term memory

Why do we need sleep?

Why do we need sleep?

Social isolation worsens the effects of Alzheimer's disease, study shows

Social isolation worsens the effects of Alzheimer's disease, study shows

Evolutionary and heritable axes shape the organization of brain structure

Evolutionary and heritable axes shape the organization of brain structure

Study finds identical signs of brain damage in sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease

Study finds identical signs of brain damage in sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease

Intensive physical exercise session improves memory

Intensive physical exercise session improves memory

Genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease has early effects on the brain

Genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease has early effects on the brain

Study shows how inhibitory learning enables memories to be stable over time

Study shows how inhibitory learning enables memories to be stable over time

Magnetic resonance elastography can improve the detection of epilepsy

Magnetic resonance elastography can improve the detection of epilepsy

Study examines the brain's reactions in conditions of uncertainty

Study examines the brain's reactions in conditions of uncertainty

Brain protein associated with seizures and abnormal social behaviors

Brain protein associated with seizures and abnormal social behaviors

Researchers elucidate mechanisms underlying spatial memory impairment in Alzheimer's

Researchers elucidate mechanisms underlying spatial memory impairment in Alzheimer's

Study elucidates brain circuit mechanism that causes spatial memory impairment in Alzheimer's disease

Study elucidates brain circuit mechanism that causes spatial memory impairment in Alzheimer's disease

Retrieving memories is an active process that can bias and distort memories

Retrieving memories is an active process that can bias and distort memories

Study: Lower socioeconomic status is associated with reduced size of anterior hippocampus

Study: Lower socioeconomic status is associated with reduced size of anterior hippocampus

Scientists win grant to study brain's role in tracking odors

Scientists win grant to study brain's role in tracking odors

Brain activity in older adults is not necessarily quieter when it comes to memory

Brain activity in older adults is not necessarily quieter when it comes to memory