Limbic System Functions

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Memory
Emotional Control Emotional Responses

Amygdala
X

Cingulate Gyrus

Hippocampus Hypothalamus
Consolidation of New Memories Autonomic N.S. Function Control

Thalamus

Emotional Responses to Pain X
Regulates Aggressive Behavior X Consolidation of New Memories especially with emotions, senses, and perceptions Receives Auditory, Somatosensory & Visual Sensory Signals, Relaying them Signals to the Cerebral Cortex

Pleasure & Pain Sensations

Coordinates Sensory Input With Emotions

Mood

Autonomic Responses Associated with Fear
Sleep-Wake Cycle Regulation

Motivation

Arousal

Controls Sleep and Awake States

Hormonal Secretions

X

Endocrine Control Homeostasis Food & Water Intake Regulation Navigation Spatial Orientation Motor Function Control

Motor Function

Motor Control

Olfactory Cortex

Receives sensory information from the Olfactory Bulb. Functions in the recognition, identification, & conscious awareness of odors.

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