hippocampi hippocampi

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a complex neural structure (shaped like a sea horse) consisting of grey matter and located on the floor of each lateral ventricle; intimately involved in motivation and emotion as part of the limbic system; has a central role in the formation of memories
  2. (n) seahorses

Usage(s):

  1. Imaging studies have shown that people with Alzheimer's typically have smaller than average hippocampi.
  2. Using several different types of brain scans, Pruessner has shown that people who test below average on self-esteem also tend to have smaller-than-average hippocampi.
  3. Patients whose hippocampi have been destroyed or partially removed cannot recall new information.

News

  • Adenosine therapy reduces seizures and progression of epilepsy

    ( Journal of Clinical Investigation ) In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Detlev Boison and colleagues at Legacy Research show an increase of DNA methylation in the hippocampi of epileptic animals.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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