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Hippocampus

Hippocampus

(Science: anatomy) area of mammallian brain and an important preparation for the study of synaptic plasticity. The hippocampus has been known since the 1950s to be important for long term memory storage in humans and other mammals, it is essential for initial storing of long-term memory for a period of days to weeks before the memory trace is consolidated elsewhere. Also the site of long-term synaptic plasticity: see long-term potentiation, which is exhibited by defined synaptic pathways in the hippocampus.


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... Then 'relaxed' watching TV, the Epinephrine stops, switching to cortisol. The cortisol harms the heart, the liver, and the brain, eventually the hippocampus is shriveled unable to stop the stress response. This leads to Alzheimer's. We consume and consume. Our brains shut down to conserve energy ...

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How are memories created?

Neuron do not divide to store memories. Your short term memories start off at the hippocampus/mammillary body area, encoded as electron charges in the cells. Then through a pathway it reaches the cortex and become permanent long term memories in the form of peptides.

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Re: electric shock and memory

It affects short-term memory because it is stored as transient neural excitations in the hippocampus or amygdala (for emotional memory). Long-term memory, on the other hand, is stored in some form of synaptic plasticity, such as long-term potentiation or long-term depression ...

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by aptitude
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