parahippocampal love



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  • adj. Surrounding the hippocampus


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  • A part of the brain called the parahippocampal complex appears to mediate “familiarity” memory, the sensation that one has seen something or someone before.

    World Wide Mind

  • One region, called the parahippocampal cortex, appears to support "familiarity" memory, the sensation that we have seen or heard something before, though we cannot place it.

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  • So to summon up a sense of familiarity while introducing new input, you could stimulate the parahippocampal complex.

    World Wide Mind

  • Or a hacker could make you think a given person was someone you knew by triggering your parahippocampal complex, creating just enough trust to make you give them a password.

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  • It turned out that a low level of activity in the parahippocampal cortex, just before a scene was shown, correlated with successful recall.

    Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea

  • Twenty participants entered a brain scanner and looked at indoor and outdoor scenes while researchers monitored activity in each person's parahippocampal cortex, which has been linked to processing that kind of visual information.

    Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea

  • Now we know what the right parahippocampal gyrus does.

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  • I certainly don't know enough about the right parahippocampal gyrus to really tell much of a story.

    Neuroscience that matters

  • The punch line of the article was that a neuroimaging study found the right parahippocampal gyrus to be active in sarcasm detection.

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  • Common PET patterns reported are reduced frontal metabolism (“hypofrontality”) and abnormal cortical and subcortical metabolic relationships in schizophrenics and manics, mild frontal hypofrontality and abnormal basal ganglia metabolism in some depressives, and increased parahippocampal and septohippocampal or basal ganglia metabolism among some patients with anxiety disorder (399, 405, 536).

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry


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