The modern world: how the brain adapts

The human brain is one of the most complex entities in the entire universe, with so much still unknown. One fascinating area of psychological and neuroscientific research is the evolution of the brain to what we call the ‘modern brain’ of today.

Hippocampus atrophy in Alzheimer’s disease

The hippocampus is an area of the brain responsible for learning and memory formation. Recent research has revealed that a reduction in hippocampal size is linked to cognitive decline risk for dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s disease. 

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