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Limbic System
Karen L. Salzman, MD
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Terminology

  • Definitions

    • Limbic lobe
      • Phylogenetically older cortex
      • Fewer layers than neocortex
      • Major role in memory, olfaction, emotion
      • Composed of subcallosal, cingulate, parahippocampal gyri + hippocampus, dentate gyrus, subiculum, entorhinal cortex
    • Limbic system
      • Limbic lobe
      • Plus some subcortical structures (e.g., amygdala, mammillary bodies, septal nuclei, etc.)

Gross Anatomy

  • Overview

    Imaging Anatomy

    • Overview

      Anatomy Imaging Issues

      • Imaging Recommendations

        • Imaging Pitfalls

          Related Anatomy
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          References
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          Terminology

          • Definitions

            • Limbic lobe
              • Phylogenetically older cortex
              • Fewer layers than neocortex
              • Major role in memory, olfaction, emotion
              • Composed of subcallosal, cingulate, parahippocampal gyri + hippocampus, dentate gyrus, subiculum, entorhinal cortex
            • Limbic system
              • Limbic lobe
              • Plus some subcortical structures (e.g., amygdala, mammillary bodies, septal nuclei, etc.)

          Gross Anatomy

          • Overview

            Imaging Anatomy

            • Overview

              Anatomy Imaging Issues

              • Imaging Recommendations

                • Imaging Pitfalls