The seahorse in our brain makes our memories. This brain region is called the hippocampus. When you dissect the brain, the region has the shape of a seahorse. Each human has two hippocampi residing at both sides of the brain at the level of the ears. It is involved in consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory and spatial memory. These memories are formed by neural plasticity: the strengthening and/or formation of (new) neural connections. Damage to this brain region has significant impact on a person’s quality of life. For instance, Alzheimer’s disease primarily affects the hippocampus, resulting in severe memory impairment and problems with spatial navigation.
Medium acrylic paint | linen canvas
Dimensions 60 cm × 70 cm
Price € 450,-