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Caption: The hippocampus plays a vital role in enhancing memory in those who are actively engaged in learning something new. It coordinates with other brain structures to accomplish different tasks, such as recognizing an object one has seen before or remembering its original location.
Credit: Graphic by Diana Yates. Brain by Andrew Giglio.
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