You see, the hippocampus also serves as the link between memories and feelings – a function that many take advantage of day to day. But while not everyone can access certain pieces of information readily, that in turn may say something about an individual. Yes, according to a intriguing study from June 2017, forgetfulness may signify something quite surprising about a person’s brain.
For many of us, memories play a crucial role in our everyday lives. And whether we use what we’ve learned and experienced to recall facts or merely for sentimental value, knowing that these snapshots of the past can be accessed via a simple thought is comforting. It’s perhaps no surprise, then, that the hippocampus has been the focus of many studies over the past 400 years.
And at this point, it’s worth explaining exactly what the hippocampus is. As Dr. Ananya Mandal explained in an article for News-Medical.Net, “The hippocampus is located in the medial temporal lobe of the brain underneath the cortical surface. Its structure is divided into two halves [that] lie in the left and right sides of the brain, [and] the organ [itself] is curved with a shape that resembles a seahorse.”