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The hippocampus is a one of the oldest parts of the brain, and is buried deep inside, within the limbic lobe.
The hippocampus is important in spacial memory and navigation.
The hippocampus plays a part in 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.