Problematic research on the hippocampus part of the limbic system

This 2014 UK human study of the CA3 region of the hippocampus found: “Individual differences in subjective mnemonic experience can be accurately predicted from measurable differences in the anatomy and neural coding of hippocampal region CA3.” I emailed the authors as follows: “I read the “CA3 size predicts the precision of memory recall” study, and … Continue reading Problematic research on the hippocampus part of the limbic system

Early emotional experiences change our brains: Childhood maltreatment is associated with reduced volume in the hippocampus

This 2011 human study by the grandfather of hippocampus stress studies, Martin Teicher, quantified childhood maltreatment using the Adverse Childhood Experiences study and Childhood Trauma Questionnaire scores: “The strongest associations between maltreatment and volume were observed in the left CA2-CA3 and CA4-DG [dentate gyrus] subfields, and were not mediated by histories of major depression or … Continue reading Early emotional experiences change our brains: Childhood maltreatment is associated with reduced volume in the hippocampus