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limbic system

noun, Anatomy
1.
a ring of interconnected structures in the midline of the brain around the hypothalamus, involved with emotion and memory and with homeostatic regulatory systems.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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Examples from the web for limbic system
  • Our higher-level skills of synthesis and evaluation are controlled by the limbic system, where our emotions are seated.
  • In fact, the limbic system as well as the neocortex remains largely undeveloped.
  • He found a group of cells within it that connect directly to the limbic system, the brain's emotion-generating area.
  • Basic emotions, such as fear, are regulated in part of the brain called the limbic system.
  • The process of swearing is strongly based on the right hemisphere's ties to the limbic system.
  • The part that does not want to stop is the limbic system or the survival portion of the brain.
  • Perhaps regions in the brain stem or limbic system play a larger role in how someone deals with stress during a task.
  • It's because those stress pathways in the limbic system feed into the reward centers, and they drive reward-seeking behaviors.
  • Both form part of the limbic system, responsible for the emotions, and sensations such as motivation and reward.
  • The limbic system is the part of the brain that's involved in emotions and moods.
British Dictionary definitions for limbic system

limbic system

/ˈlɪmbɪk/
noun
1.
the part of the brain bordering on the corpus callosum: concerned with basic emotion, hunger, and sex
Word Origin
C19 limbic, from French limbique, from limbe limbus, from New Latin limbus, from Latin: border
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limbic system in Medicine

limbic system n.
A group of deep brain structures, common to all mammals and including the hippocampus, amygdala, gyrus fornicatus, and connecting structures, associated with olfaction, emotion, motivation, behavior, and various autonomic functions.

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limbic system in Science
limbic system
  (lĭm'bĭk)   
A group of interconnected structures of the brain including the hypothalamus, amydala, and hippocampus that are located beneath the cortex, are common to all mammals, and are associated with emotions such as fear and pleasure, memory, motivation, and various autonomic functions.
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