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Limbic Sys. Exam 3

Neuroanatomy - Limbic System, Exam 3

primary loop connecting cingulate gyrus, hippocampus, hypothalamus & thalamus papex circuit
hippocampus memories are established
hippocampus projects to mammillary bodies via fornix
amygdala controls fear & sexual inhibition
amygdala processes physiological response to emotion
amygdala connected to hypothalamus via the stria terminalis & ventral amygdalofugal pathway
septal nuclei "pleasure centers" producing sense of well being
Korsakoff's syndrome memory impairment due to neuronal loss
neuron loss located in dorsal medial thalamus & mammillary bodies
Korsakoff's syndrome due to thiamine deficiency & alcoholism
Kluver-Bucy syndrome memory impairment, loss of fear & sexual inhibition
Kluver-Bucy syndrome due to damage to temporal lobe (amygdala & hippocampus)
Created by: JYarger