2019 AMI Online Salon

Morphology of Memory: The Anatomy of the Human Hippocampus

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Alisa Brandt

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:                         

  • Address: Baltimore,MD

  • Client: David Nauen, MD, PhD; Michael Miller, PhD

  • Medium/software used: 3D Slicer, ZBrush, Cinema 4D, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects

  • Final presentation format: Educational video

  • Primary Audience: Graduate students, researchers, and clinicians in neuroscience fields

Project Description

The hippocampus is a part of the brain known to be critical for learning and memory. It has a complex structure composed of layered, interconnected regions. This introductory animation provides an overview of the anatomy of the human hippocampus and accompanies a web-based, 3D interactive of the model shown in the animation. The animation first introduces the viewer to the location of the hippocampus and its major functions, before gradually breaking its structure down into regions and their connectivity (this part has been trimmed for the Salon). To help graduate students and scientists better understand and visualize hippocampal structure, color-coding is used in combination with diagrammatic representations to link the 3D content to imagery typically shown in the literature. Full animation length: 3 minutes 50 seconds.