limbic

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almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emo amygdala , amygdaloid nucleus , corpus amygdaloideum
psychosurgery in which amygdaloid fibers that mediate limbic system activity are severed (in cases of extreme uncontrollable violence) amygdalotomy
long curved structure on the medial surface of the cerebral hemispheres; the cortical part of the limbic system cingulate gyrus , gyrus cinguli
complex neural structure (shaped like a sea horse) consisting of grey matter and located on the floor of each lateral ventricle; intimately involved in motivation and emotion as part of the limbic system; has a central role in the formation of memories hippocampus
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