LIMBIC SYSTEM

Objectives

  • Identify the major structures of the limbic system (limbic lobe, hypothalamus, hippocampus, amygdala) on brain specimens and in micrographs.
  • Relate the main functions of the limbic system in affective-motivational processing, learning, and memory to common psychiatric case presentations.
  • Explain the basic mechanisms and neural substrates of memory formation.
  • Describe the blood supply to the hypothalamus, hippocampus and amygdala.

Videos


Hypothalamus & Limbic System

Learning Modules

Additional Links


Hippocampus

(Neuroscience online text)

Papez Circuit

(online video)

The Man With No Memory

(radio national program)

Neuroradiology

(anatomy and cases)

Fearless

(NPR show)

For Interest


Remembering Together

(radio national program)

Memory: The Thread of Life

(radio national program)

3D Reconstruction of
Patient HM's Brain

(original Nature article)

The Human Amygdala

(NIH manuscript)
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