USMLE Step 1 Neuroanatomy Review 27 09 The Limbic System

USMLE Step 1 Neuroanatomy Review 27 09 The Limbic System


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All right, number thirteen, the limbic system.

The limbic system is composed of what structures?

  • Please pause if you wish.  The amygdala, the hippocampal formation, the cingulate cortex, the septal nuclei, the nucleus accumbens, and parts of the thalamus.

The limbic system is associated with what functions?

  • With emotional expression, attention, motivation, and reward.

Student doctor, what would be the result of a lesion to the septal nuclei?

  • A lesion to the septal nuclei would result in rage and aggression.



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