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Deconstructing Brain Systems Involved in Memory and Spatial Skills

In work that reconciles two competing views of brain structures involved in memory and spatial perception, researchers have conducted experiments that suggest the hippocampus -- a small region in the brain's limbic system -- is dedicated largely to memory formation and not to spatial skills, such as navigation.
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