limbic_system

The limbic system (or paleomammalian brain) is a complex set of brain structures that lies on both sides of the thalamus, right under the cerebrum.

It is not a separate system, but a collection of structures from the telencephalon, diencephalon, and mesencephalon.

The limbic system supports a variety of functions, including emotion, behavior, motivation, long-term memory, and olfaction.

It appears to be primarily responsible for emotional life, and it has a great deal to do with the formation of memories.

Some neuroscientists, including Joseph LeDoux, have suggested that the concept of a functionally unified limbic system should be abandoned as obsolete because it is grounded mainly in historical concepts of brain anatomy that are no longer accepted as accurate.

see limbic surgery

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