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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.
Mysterious protein clusters found on neurons are calcium-signaling “hotspots”, study reveals

Mysterious protein clusters found on neurons are calcium-signaling “hotspots”, study reveals

New insights into the role of fat cells in cognitive decline and neurodegeneration

New insights into the role of fat cells in cognitive decline and neurodegeneration

Researchers discover that existing drug can enhance memory

Researchers discover that existing drug can enhance memory

UMSOM study suggests a genetic basis behind instantaneous human compatibility

UMSOM study suggests a genetic basis behind instantaneous human compatibility

Study reveals how 3D space is represented in the mammalian cortex by the brain's 'GPS'

Study reveals how 3D space is represented in the mammalian cortex by the brain's 'GPS'

Study discovers link between corticosteroid receptors and hippocampal neuroplasticity, ciliary genes

Study discovers link between corticosteroid receptors and hippocampal neuroplasticity, ciliary genes

Making memories necessitates a lot of DNA breakage

Making memories necessitates a lot of DNA breakage

Study reveals the first look of brains retrieving faulty memories

Study reveals the first look of brains retrieving faulty memories

Study shows why “the brain's memory center” is vulnerable to damage, degeneration

Study shows why “the brain's memory center” is vulnerable to damage, degeneration

Researchers gain new insights into the physiological functions of APP protein

Researchers gain new insights into the physiological functions of APP protein

Study shows that neural stem cells age quickly

Study shows that neural stem cells age quickly

New genetic engineering strategy largely reduces tau protein levels in Alzheimer’s animal model

New genetic engineering strategy largely reduces tau protein levels in Alzheimer’s animal model

Two new Alzheimer’s genes discovered

Two new Alzheimer’s genes discovered

First-in-human clinical trial to test safety, efficacy of gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease

First-in-human clinical trial to test safety, efficacy of gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease

Regular caffeine intake can change gray matter of the brain

Regular caffeine intake can change gray matter of the brain

KAIST researchers identify mechanism underlying plasticity in adult brains

KAIST researchers identify mechanism underlying plasticity in adult brains

Study sheds light on molecular underpinnings of long-term memory

Study sheds light on molecular underpinnings of long-term memory

Polβ enzyme prevents breakdown of DNA in the hippocampus region

Polβ enzyme prevents breakdown of DNA in the hippocampus region

Researchers identify brain protein that leads to seizures, abnormal social behaviors

Researchers identify brain protein that leads to seizures, abnormal social behaviors

Disrupted brain remapping causes spatial memory impairment in Alzheimer's

Disrupted brain remapping causes spatial memory impairment in Alzheimer's