Illustration of Brain, Lateral View | Metaphors in Medicine?

Illustration of Brain, Lateral View | Metaphors in Medicine?

Illustration of Brain, Lateral View

Illustrated by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator

hippocampus

 

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:

Hippocampus a key in Alzheimer’s risk

Study suggests reliance on GPS may reduce hippocampus function as we age

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

Medimagery Medical Illustration & Design

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