hippocampus


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hippocampus

[‚hip·ə′kam·pəs]
(anatomy)
A ridge that extends over the floor of the descending horn of each lateral ventricle of the brain.

Hippocampus

[‚hip·ə′kam·pəs]
(vertebrate zoology)
A genus of marine fishes in the order Gasterosteiformes which contains the sea horses.

hippocampus

fabulous marine creature; half fish, half horse. [Rom. Myth. and Art: Hall, 154]
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MRI test results showed that only the participants in the video-game cohort saw increases in grey matter volume in the hippocampus and cerebellum, and their short-term memory was also improved, according to the study.
According to Dr Schmitz, "The environmental and genetic influences that give rise to hyperactivity in the hippocampus might underlie a range of disorders with intrusive thoughts as a common symptom.
Shaped like a seahorse, hence its name, the hippocampus is the part of the brain that helps people to orient themselves (so-called spatial memory) and to remember past experience (episodic memory).
Over two weeks, researchers found the "silent" cells in the prefrontal cortex matured and became necessary for the mice to naturally recall the event, while the engram cells in the hippocampus were no longer needed for that purpose.
hippocampus alimentados con misidaceos, en comparacion con aquellos alimentados con Artemia: mayor numero de camadas (9 vs 3), con mayor numero de juveniles (fecundidad: 233,50 [+ or -] 59,04 vs 68,0 [+ or -] 57,97), y los recien nacidos con mayor longitud estandar (10,61 [+ or -] 0,64 vs 8,75 [+ or -] 1,32 mm) (Otero-Ferrer et al, 2012).
Even neural stem cell niches can be formed in the aged hippocampus.
The work emphasizes that the hippocampus is not just a mapper of space, Tavares said.
2]S significantly rescues the downregulation of BDNF expression in the hippocampus of CUMS-exposed rats.
Hippocampus belongs to the limbic system that is particularly important for learning, forming new memories, and spatial navigation.
Sicotte and others previously have found evidence of tissue loss in the hippocampus, but the changes only could be documented in manual tracings of a series of special high-resolution MRI images.
Decrease in the volume of the hippocampus is a key indicator of hippocampal atrophy.
They also had larger density in the hippocampus area of the brain; the hippocampus plays an important part in memory and retention.