Hippocampus: Definition, Function & Location


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The hippocampus has a role in...

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1. The limbic system is the area of the brain associated with

2. The hippocampus attaches _____ to our _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz/worksheet combo to assess what you know about the role of the hippocampus. You will need to be familiar with terms and phrases used in association with this brain structure in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Role and function of the hippocampus
  • Focus of the brain's limbic system
  • Responsibilities of the limbic system
  • Hippocampus's relation to memories

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that your draw the most important information regarding memory formation and storage
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as limbic system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the various roles of the hippocampus

Additional Learning

To learn more about this structure, review the accompanying lesson called Hippocampus: Definition, Function & Location. This lesson meets the following objectives:

  • Explain the limbic system
  • Describe the hippocampus
  • Detail the role of the hippocampus in memory formation
  • Relate ways in which disease or other conditions can cause damage to the hippocampus
  • Define amnesia