Hippocampus

The hippocampus is a Limbic Brain  sea horse-shaped gray matter structure that is significant for spatial learning and memory. The hippocampus is the storehouse of emotional memories. The hippocampus has a function to store some of the emotionally charged incoming stimuli that the amygdala has recorded. It was Wilder Penfield who demonstrated how the memory function of the hippocampus is really more a biological process than a psychological process (1952). This might explain why we often consider many memories as “gut” feelings. The hippocampus is a major structure involved in bringing up past personal memories and species transgenerational memories (more to come).

hippocampus