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May 6, 2008 Learn what function the hippocampus serves in the brain.

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Hippocampus
The hippocampus is located in the medial temporal lobe of the brain. The hippocampus is a major component of the brains of humans and other mammals.
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The role of the avian hippocampus in spatial memory
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The sea horse is called Hippocampus, a Greek word meaning "horse monster.
The Hippocampus, Memory, Review and Place Cells: Is It Spatial
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Gimme that old-mind religion?
Duke University analyst Cynthia Key points to a computerized brain image for Duke psychiatry professor Martha Payne, whose research compared the size of the hippocampus - a brain organ integral to memory retention - and subjects' religious affiliation.
Hyper hippocampus fuels schizophrenia?
The hippocampus is also hyperactive. Grace's research shows that this hippocampal hyperactivity probably causes the dopamine system to go into overdrive.
'Time Cells' Weave Events Into Memories
New research shows that during these gaps, neurons in a part of the brain called the hippocampus encode each "empty" moment as precisely as the surrounding events, allowing the brain to make detailed representations of time.
Rat Study Shows How Memories Are Imprinted
Researchers studied the components of memory by recording how neurons fire in the hippocampus of rats as they are introduced to new activities. As in humans, brain activation in rats is seen in particular locations called “place cells.
Brains that can't grow new neurons are vulnerable to depression
The idea goes back to a 2000 study in the Journal of Neuroscience that found that rats who took antidepressants grew new neurons in a part of the brain called the hippocampus, which is particularly vulnerable to stress.

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Hippocampus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The hippocampus is a major component of the brains of humans and other mammals.
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Hippocampus
The hippocampus is the part of the brain that is involved in memory forming, organizing, and storing.
hippocampus - Memory Loss & the Brain
It is sometimes grouped with other nearby structures including the dentate gyrus and called the "hippocampal formation.

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