Hippocampus Structure and Functions

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Violet Wang


The distinction and consistency of the Dorsal and Ventral Hippocampus's functions. "What is the name of the mythical creature with the upper body of a horse and the lower body of a fish that came with Poseidon?" "It is Hippokampos!" In Greek mythology, Hippokampos means seahorse, and it was later morphed into the English word hippocampus. Hippocampus, a part of the brain, gets its name because of its shape.

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Violet Wang, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ruibin (Violet) Wang is a senior student at the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign, where she is pursuing a major in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience. Her passion for the field of Neuroscience and Psychology Research is reflected in her various experiences, including her current role as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Juraska Lab, where she studies the effect of phthalates on rats' hippocampus.