Relative to findings in WKS, research demonstrates mild volume deficits in the mammillary bodies
(Shear et al.
The second phase involved the same training as phase one, but with stimuli related to the mammillary bodies
, hippocampus and cingulate cortex (remaining comparison stimuli were blank).
01), between the medial lateral area and the medial area of the mammillary bodies
(r = .
Hypothalamus The ventral and medial portion of the diencephalons, which forming the walls of the third ventricle and lying between the optic chiasm (anterior limit) and mammillary bodies
Obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which you stop breathing periodically throughout the night, may affect your memory by depriving one brain structure, the mammillary bodies
which assist in forming memories of a steady flow of oxygen.
After reviewing brain scans, researchers found that sleep apnea patients' mammillary bodies
were 20 percent smaller than those of people without the disorder.
They recommend further research to test whether supplements of vitamin Bl--which improves oxygen utilization by moving glucose into cells--can help restore injured neurons in the mammillary bodies
Through a complicated, manual-imaging process, researchers discovered that the mammillary bodies
of those with sleep apnea were 20 percent smaller than those of people free of the disorder.
15) The reduction in volume of the mammillary bodies
cannot be found in controls, patients with Alzheimer disease, or alcohol abusers without a history of WE.