New research finds that the hippocampus may yield important clues for a range of mental health illnesses including addiction, anxiety and depression.
The hippocampus is an area of the brain commonly linked with memory and dementia.
But new U of T Scarborough research finds that it may also yield important clues about a range of mental health illnesses including addiction, anxiety and depression.
The research, authored by a team of neuroscientists, found that a specific part of the hippocampus could play an important role in emotional regulation, a finding that calls into question our understanding of how exactly this part of the brain works.
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