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Hippocampus in the brain. Computer illustration of a human brain with most of the left hemisphere removed, showing the hippocampus (blue). Front is at left. The hippocampus is located in the medial temporal lobe beneath the cerebral cortex. It is part of the limbic system and plays an important role in the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory. It is also involved in spatial navigation.
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