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[hip-uh-kam-puh l] /ˌhɪp əˈkæm pəl/
adjective, Anatomy
of or relating to the hippocampus.
Origin of hippocampal
1830-40; hippocamp(us) + -al1
Related forms
posthippocampal, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hippocampal
  • Serious hippocampal damage means the loss of the ability to form new long-term memories.
  • The first clues came from people who had suffered hippocampal damage, often as a result of brain surgery.
  • Those unconscious memories don't rely on the hippocampal region to be consolidated and stored.
  • Tank's team studied hippocampal place neurons, which are activated when an animal is in a particular location in its environment.
  • With regard to the special senses, the area for the sense of taste is probably related to the uncus and hippocampal gyrus.
  • To do so, he would activate the hippocampal neurons that encode the memory of the box, and then give the mouse a shock.
  • Clearly, the bats don't need new hippocampal neurons to learn where things are or to remember how to find them.
  • Theta rhythm was evidently essential for hippocampal function, which in turn was essential for memory.
  • The hippocampus may grow new neurons or hippocampal neurons may make more connections with one another.
  • hippocampal scans turned up more of the marker than the cortical images.

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