Brain Regions beginning with H

Glossary of brain regions
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Heschl's gyrus search for term

the primary auditory cortex, located in the superior temporal gyrus, in the temporal lobe. Part of a language and music processing network that includes Broca's area, Wernicke's area, the superior temporal sulcus, planum polare, planum temporale, and the anterior superior insular cortices.

hindbrain search for term

the brain develops, in utero, in three separate portions, reflecting evolutionary history: the hindbrain, the midbrain, and the forebrain. The hindbrain (the oldest part of the brain) develops into the cerebellum, the pons, and the medulla.

hippocampus search for term

means "sea horse", and is named for its shape. It is one of the oldest parts of the brain, and is buried deep inside, within the limbic lobe. The hippocampus is important for the forming, and perhaps long-term storage, of associative and episodic memories. Specifically, the hippocampus has been implicated in (among other things) the encoding of face-name associations, the retrieval of face-name associations, the encoding of events, the recall of personal memories in response to smells. It may also be involved in the processes by which memories are consolidated during sleep.