Where is the hippocampus?

A lot of my research involves the hippocampus, part of the brain that is important for forming new memories. This video is part of a work in progress explaining the vital part the hippocampus plays in our memory for places, for knowing where we are and for finding our way around.

I made the video using an MRI scan of my own brain. The outer surface and shape of the hippocampus were extracted using a magnificent program called freesurfer. The images are made using a 3D animation package called Blender


Author: tomhartley

Neuroscientist and University Lecturer in Psychology

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