Read with caution!
This post was written during early stages of trying to understand a complex scientific problem, and we didn't get everything right. The original author no longer endorses the content of this post. It is being left online for historical reasons, but read at your own risk.
Just in case anyone else has trouble remembering the difference between a thalamus and a hippocampus, I thought I’d introduce myself to the blog by sharing this brief, but highly enlightening, overview of brain structure and function.