Too much activity in hippocampus is bad for memory and attention

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Plazma Inferno!, Aug 24, 2016.

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    Researchers from The University of Nottingham have found that faulty inhibitory neurotransmission and abnormally increased activity in the hippocampus impairs our memory and attention.
    Their latest research has implications for understanding cognitive deficits in a variety of brain disorders, including schizophrenia, age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer's, and for the treatment of cognitive deficits.
    The hippocampus—a part of the brain that sits within our temporal lobes—plays a major role in our everyday memory of events and of where and when they happen.
    This research has shown that a lack of restraint in the neural firing within the hippocampus disrupts hippocampus-dependent memory; in addition, such aberrant neuron firing within the hippocampus also disrupted attention—a cognitive function that does not normally require the hippocampus.

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