It’s actually a part of the brain where memories are housed and it has nothing to do with hippos, but more to do with seahorses! Hippocampus is the Latin term for seahorse.
Toward the back of the brain, two seahorse-shaped structures face each other to create the memory organ, the hippocampus, which is responsible for forming new memories.
It serves as a memory organizer by sending memories to other parts of the brain for long-term storage and retrieval “on demand”.
The hippocampus also has a role in spatial orientation, navigation and emotional responses.
Considering how important this one brain structure is, make sure you protect your brain. Don’t engage in dangerous behavior that will damage it. If you do, you run the risk of losing your memories. Your memories define you. Be careful!
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