The Changes Caused by Route-Learning in the Hippocampus (image) Carnegie Mellon University Share Print E-Mail Caption Carnegie Mellon University scientists have determined that learning detailed navigation information causes the hippocampal brain changes. This shows the areas of decreased water diffusion in the left hippocampus (blue) and the area of increased functional connectivity with this region in the right parietal lobe after learning (red). Credit Carnegie Mellon University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.