Illustration of Brain, Lateral View
Illustrated by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator
The Human Hippocampus in the News
The hippocampus is to your brain just as the keyboard is to the computer’s hard drive. The hippocampus is not where your memories are stored. But you depend on it to store memories.
As a subset of your limbic system, the hippocampus, like a gps, is responsible for spatial orientation and movement, and for integrating short term memories into long-term ones.
Interesting news about the hippocampus:
Electrical wave ripples through the hippocampus, during sleep, aid in the conversion of short term memories to long term memories
May 1, 2016
Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC. Biomedical Communicator
Medical Illustrator / Medical Animator
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