Entries by Beverly Engel

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!

Make the Connection

Do you have a hard time remembering names? You’re not alone. It was once thought the brain stored memories in something similar to a computerized network. When you wanted to recall something, your brain would access the correct file and find the memory you sought. Now it’s recognized that memory is really  more complex and […]