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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.
Neuroscientists analyze why the brain is disturbed by harsh sounds

Neuroscientists analyze why the brain is disturbed by harsh sounds

Whole-brain radiotherapy recommended for patients with brain metastases

Whole-brain radiotherapy recommended for patients with brain metastases

New peptides improve memory in mice with Alzheimer’s

New peptides improve memory in mice with Alzheimer’s

Exercise may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer's

Exercise may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer's

Foods rich in LH dipeptide may help maintain good mental health

Foods rich in LH dipeptide may help maintain good mental health

Research reveals new molecular mechanisms that contribute to plasticity of the adult brain

Research reveals new molecular mechanisms that contribute to plasticity of the adult brain

Researchers identify mechanism responsible for spatial issues in people with Down syndrome

Researchers identify mechanism responsible for spatial issues in people with Down syndrome

Move better, think faster - A fitter body sharpens the mind

Move better, think faster - A fitter body sharpens the mind

Researchers investigate how to prevent the onset of schizophrenia using mouse model

Researchers investigate how to prevent the onset of schizophrenia using mouse model

Resistance to 'hunger hormone' linked with cognitive impairments and memory loss

Resistance to 'hunger hormone' linked with cognitive impairments and memory loss

Neurogenesis plays an underappreciated role in the progression of Alzheimer's

Neurogenesis plays an underappreciated role in the progression of Alzheimer's

Study findings raise new concerns about vulnerability of preterm brain to hypoxia

Study findings raise new concerns about vulnerability of preterm brain to hypoxia

Researchers find protective factor against Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers find protective factor against Alzheimer’s disease

Hyperactive signaling pathway blocks cell division in the aging brain

Hyperactive signaling pathway blocks cell division in the aging brain

Single bout of exercise may provide a boost to the aging brain

Single bout of exercise may provide a boost to the aging brain

Strong memories formed by "teams" of neurons firing in synchrony

Strong memories formed by "teams" of neurons firing in synchrony

Caltech researchers determine how memories form and fade

Caltech researchers determine how memories form and fade

Alzheimer's drug reverses brain damage in rats exposed to alcohol during adolescence

Alzheimer's drug reverses brain damage in rats exposed to alcohol during adolescence

Umea researchers' model reveals why memory deteriorates as the body ages

Umea researchers' model reveals why memory deteriorates as the body ages

Traumatic childhood experiences change perception of social stimuli in adulthood

Traumatic childhood experiences change perception of social stimuli in adulthood