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Lobus Limbicus, Limbic System

Limbic System

Sources: 1, 2 and 4: Project HOPES, Stanford University; 3: Universe-review

Functions: Emotion recognition, processing, regulation and transfer; drive and arousal; memory; important part of the reward system; autonomic nervous system regulation; processing of sensory stimuli (pain, odors etc.)

Only the following parts of the Limbic System are located in the Medial TL: Hippocampus, Dentate gyrus, Parahippocampal gyrus and Amygdala.

Thalamus, Hypothalamus, Pituitary gland, Fornix and Mammillary body are integral parts of the Diencephalon.

Both the Olfactory bulb and the Cingulate gyrus also belong to the Limbic System.

Limbic System 1

Limbic System schematic

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