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What is a hippocampus?

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"Hippocampus" has three meanings that might interest you: 1) a legendary creature with the head and forequarters of a horse and the tail of a dolphin or fish [To see images, select Google's "image" button, and type hippocampus in the search box.]

(2) a genus of fishes consisting of the typical sea horses [To see images, select Google's "image" button, and type hippocampus in the search box.]

(3) a part of the brain where information is transferred into memory. For more information, see

http://Biology.about.com/library/organs/brain/blhippocam.htm

http://www.psycheducation.org/emotion/hippocampus.htm

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