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What Happens If You Damage the Hippocampus? 

There is a interesting 6-minute lecture available temporarily from the Great Courses that talks about this question. The professor, Dr. Sapolsky, tells the story of the famous "H.M." who had his hippocampus removed to stop an intractable seizure disorder.

Things you might learn:

- the difference between procedural and declarative memory

- the difference between explicit and implicit memory

- the contribution of the hippocampus to learning and memory

If you have questions after listening to this, do share them here and we can explore the ideas even more...

What Happens if You Damage the Hippocampus?

Posted on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 13:55 by Registered CommenterDr Karen in | Comments5 Comments

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Thank you for the information

September 30, 2013 | Registered CommenterPea Benjamin

Good video. Wish it was longer to explain more about the processes in more depth.

October 11, 2013 | Registered CommenterJuliana Gorthy

Juliana -- Perfect! Long enough to get your interest, but not so long you got bored ;-)

This sample was intended for everyone visiting our website.

But as an employee of Possibilities, you have access to a course about the brain that covers more of this kind of stuff -- just ask Jackie about it and she can help you find it --

October 16, 2013 | Registered CommenterDr Karen


January 3, 2014 | Registered CommenterDomenica Florio


February 26, 2014 | Registered CommenterSherri Wheeler

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