Memory Researchers (image) Veterans Affairs Research Communications Share Print E-Mail Caption Drs. Christine Smith and Larry Squire study memory and learning. On the shelf behind Squire is a replica of a sea horse. The brain's hippocampus -- crucial in memory -- is named based on the ancient Greek term for sea horse. Credit Courtesy of Dr. Christine Smith 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.