limbic brain


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Noun1.limbic brain - a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behaviorlimbic brain - a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
trigonum cerebrale, fornix - an arched bundle of white fibers at the base of the brain by which the hippocampus of each hemisphere projects to the contralateral hippocampus and to the thalamus and mamillary bodies
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
amygdala, amygdaloid nucleus, corpus amygdaloideum - an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior
hippocampus - a complex neural structure (shaped like a sea horse) consisting of grey matter and located on the floor of each lateral ventricle; intimately involved in motivation and emotion as part of the limbic system; has a central role in the formation of memories
cingulate gyrus, gyrus cinguli - a long curved structure on the medial surface of the cerebral hemispheres; the cortical part of the limbic system
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Paul MacLean, originator of the triune brain model, explains that the limbic brain developed very early in mammalian evolution to regulate the motivations and emotions we now associate with feeding, reproduction and attachment behaviors.
A couple months into gestation, fingers sprout and elongate, and, also during that time, the early limbic brain gets organized.
The emotional brain, called the limbic brain, is involved with bonding, passion and motivation.
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The fMRI technology allows us to see activity in the limbic brain," says Gaurav Suri of NeuroCompass.
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The limbic brain contains the mysterious realms of emotion, instinctive behavior, memory and learning.