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Hippocampus activity flows bidirectionally, not unidirectionally...

Sep 27, 2014 by

Researchers studying mice have discovered that the flow of activity linked to memory in the hippocampus is bidirectional, not unidirectional, as thought for the past 100 years or so....

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Exercise boosts size of hippocampus

May 13, 2014 by

Regular aerobic exercise boosts the size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain dealing with verbal memory and learning, in women whose intellectual capacity has been affected by aging....

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Hippocampus sub-region may control social memory

Mar 3, 2014 by

Recent studies indicate that the hippocampus’s sub-regions have different responsibilities. But no one knew what CA2 did until recently. After studying mice and blocking CA2 neurons, they found that it controls social memory. This discovery could help develop treatments...

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Brains different in good vs. bad navigators

Dec 21, 2013 by

New research says that people who store relevant landmarks in their brain on a trip are better navigators than those who follow a fixed route (e.g., turn left twice, then turn right at statue). The research also indicates that...

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