Brain Anatomy: Limbic System and Cerebral Cortex

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What is the primary function of the limbic system?

Formation of new memories

Which brain structure is responsible for defining and regulating emotions, especially fear and reward learning?

Amygdala

What happens when there is damage to the hippocampus?

Problems forming new memories

Which lobe of the cerebral cortex is primarily associated with higher order thought processes?

Frontal lobe

What is the main characteristic of the outer layer of the cerebral cortex?

Consists of grey matter (unmyelinated cell bodies)

Learn about the functions of the limbic system which is involved in motivation, emotion, and memory, as well as the role of the hippocampus and amygdala. Explore how the cerebral cortex plays a vital role in cognitive processing and higher brain functions.

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