The subiculum is the main output region of the hippocampus and is important to learning and memory. It plays a role in spatial navigation, symbol processing, and the stress response.
The subiculum is the main output region of the hippocampus and is therefore important to learning and memory. It also plays a role in spatial navigation, mnemonic (symbol) processing, and regulating the body' response to stress by inhibiting the HPA axis.
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The hippocampus is closely aligned to memory formation. It is an important early storage place for long–term memory, and is involved in the transition to more enduring permanent memory.
2329. The Brain Rewad System - Brain Structures
Doctor Abraham Zangen discusses the key structures underlying the brain reward system, a complex neural network that includes the nucleus accumbens and hippocampus.
844. Sleeping Brain
In the sleeping brain, the hippocampus strengthens memory by going over the day’s events.
2218. Parasympathetic systems, risk, and the brain
Professor Bruce McEwen describes how the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex mediate the parasympathetic system, which is associated with risk-taking.
1723. Memory Lanes - Brain Imaging and Taxi Drivers
Taxi drivers in London undergo extensive training that typically involves 2-4 years. This places a heavy demand on the hippocampus, a region in the brain strongly associated with spatial learning.
1239. Hippocampus and Conscious Memory
Professor Karim Nader explains that different brain regions are responsible for different types of memory. The hippocampus mediates conscious memory.
1983. The HPA axis
Professor James Potash explains that the HPA (hypothalamic pituitary adrenal) axis is the system that control the stress response. The hormone cortisol is intrinsic to this system.
1202. Hippocampus and Memory (1)
Professor Eric Kandel discusses the importance of the hippocampus in the formation of long-term memories.
1282. Attention and Memory
Professor Eric Kandel discusses the importance of attention in forming declarative/explicit memories. These memories involve the hippocampus.