To create and edit articles, please register and log-in

User Tools

    To create and edit articles, please register and log-in

Site Tools

Main Menu

Main menu
Click categories to expand

A-Z listingplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigA-Z listing

This is an alphabetical index of all content pages.

Other categories



Also see

Importance Ratings

Wikenigma supports:

Feeds etc
rss / xml feed
sitemap file
A-Z listing (archived)

Auto-Translate Site

Wikenigma - an Encyclopedia of Unknowns Wikenigma - an Encyclopedia of the Unknown


On a macro scale, neuroscientists now know (more or less) where memories are 'stored' in the human brain. The brain's hippocampus, the amygdala, the striatum and the mammiliary bodiesplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigMammilary bodies

The Mammilary Bodies are a pair of small round structures located on the underside of the brain at the end of the Fornix - which is connected to the Hippocampus. ( see diagram at Wikipedia )

They are believed to be associated with memory recall, as da…
(for example) are known to be involved in some way, because individuals who suffer damage (either by injury or disease) to those areas are prone to memory loss of various kinds.

Different modes of memory (short-term, long-term, motor memory etc) have been extensively classified and described, but researchers aren't yet in complete agreement about the models.

On the small, neuronal scale - at 'component level' so-to-speak – the mechanism(s) by which complex memories are stored and retrieved are still a complete mystery.

Further reading: Wikipedia

Also see: Age-related memory declineplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigAge-related memory decline

"Normal aging is associated with a decline in various memory abilities in many cognitive tasks; the phenomenon is known as age-related memory impairment (AMI) or age-associated memory impairment (AAMI). The ability to encode new memories of …

Importance Rating

    Share this page :

Dear reader : Do you have any suggestions for the site's content?

Ideas for new topics, and suggested additions / corrections for old ones, are always welcome.

If you have skills or interests in a particular field, and have suggestions for Wikenigma, get in touch !

Or, if you'd like to become a regular contributor . . . request a login password. Registered users can edit the entire content of the site, and also create new pages.

( The 'Notes for contributors' section in the main menu has further information and guidelines etc.)

Automatic Translation

You are currently viewing an auto-translated version of Wikenigma

Please be aware that no automatic translation engines are 100% accurate, and so the auto-translated content will very probably feature errors and omissions.

Nevertheless, Wikenigma hopes that the translated content will help to attract a wider global audience.

Show another (random) article