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Keep up with the latest research and exciting insights on all things brain.  We pledge to provide you with scientifically accurate and timely information on brain research.  When possible we will connect you to the original source of information.  However, not all, original research is publicly available. When that occurs we will do our best to link you to the journal source or a university research feed.  Sometimes this secondary source will be in the form of a trusted published newspaper, magazine article or other dedicated science website.  All research posts will be archived on this site.

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Youth tackle football will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now I would know — I’m a CTE expert and former college football player.

Chris Nowinski, the featured speaker at Brain Up's BrainFest knows first-hand about the dangers of concussions and CTE. This football player and professional wrestler was forced to retire his athletic career because of repetitive concussions. He earned his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at Boston University School of Medicine and is co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis through education, policy, and research.

Healthy Brain Basics

Want to know what goes on inside that beautiful brain of yours? The short answer is: A LOT. This highly complex organ is made up of several highly specialized parts.  Though each part has a primary function, some parts play several roles, making some functions a product of many parts working together in harmony.  Your memory, for instance, is built by the hippocampus, but organized by the amygdala. The connection, communication and cooperation between these parts are what make your brain such an efficient and amazing thinking machine.

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Hippocampus Role in the Limbic System

The hippocampus forms, stores and organizes memories in the brain. Specifically, it helps you form long-term memories, connects memories to other memories, and connects memories to emotions and senses. It also helps you spatially navigate your surroundings. It is uniquely shaped because it resembles a seahorse!

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