Definition of hippocampus
hippocampiplay \ˌhi-pə-ˈkam-ˌpī, -(ˌ)pē\
: a curved elongated ridge that extends over the floor of the descending horn of each lateral ventricle of the brain, that consists of gray matter covered on the ventricular surface with white matter, and that is involved in forming, storing, and processing memory
hippocampalplay \ˌhi-pə-ˈkam-pəl\ adjective
Recent Examples of hippocampus from the Web
The result is a classic nonfiction braid that reinforces his central point: that Haidara’s Indiana Jones-style work to save the hippocampus of the Songhay kingdom is just one more incredible tale in the continuum of Timbuktu.
But Alan Brown and Chris Moulin both agree that the way that the hippocampus indexes memories by cross-referencing them according to familiarity is a more likely cause of déjà vu.
In the late 1980s, Denneau became intrigued by the work of Roger Traub, a neuroscientist at IBM studying the ways in which cells in the hippocampus excite one another during epileptic attacks.
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Medical Definition of hippocampus
hippocampi\-ˌpī, -(ˌ)pē\play play
: a curved elongated ridge that is an important part of the limbic system, extends over the floor of the descending horn of each lateral ventricle of the brain, consists of gray matter covered on the ventricular surface with white matter, and is involved in forming, storing, and processing memory—see pes hippocampi
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