Hippocampus

The hippocampus is a forebrain structure located within the medial temporal lobe that consists of the subiculum, CA1, CA2, CA3 and dentate gyrus regions. The hippocampal formation also includes the entorhinal cortex. As part of the limbic system, the hippocampus is involved in memory encoding and storage.

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  • News and Views |

    Experience unfolds continuously in time, but we remember discrete sequences of events. In this issue of Nature Neuroscience, Montchal et al. describe brain activity patterns that predict how well people remember precisely when recent events occurred. Converging evidence suggests that homologous neural machinery structures temporal representations in rats and people.

    • Matthew L. Shapiro
    Nature Neuroscience 22, 151-153
  • Research Highlights |

    Number neurons encoding symbolic and nonsymbolical representations of numerical value are identified in the human medial temporal lobe

    • Katherine Whalley
  • Research Highlights |

    In a genetic mouse model related to schizophrenia, restoring the excitability of parvalbumin-expressing interneurons in hippocampal CA1 ameliorates network dysfunction and behavioural deficits.

    • Natasha Bray