limbic


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

lim·bic

 (lĭm′bĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characterized by a limbus.
2. Of or relating to the limbic system.

[French limbique, from limbe, edge, from Old French, graduated edge of an astronomical instrument; see limb2.]

lim•bic

(ˈlɪm bɪk)

adj.
pertaining to or of the nature of a limbus or border; marginal.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.limbic - of or relating to or forming a limbus
Translations

lim·bic

a. marginal.
References in periodicals archive ?
Without going too deeply into the science of the brain, we would point out two components: the neocortex, located atop the cerebrum's frontal lobes and which is the computational portion of the brain, and the limbic system beneath the cerebrum and associated with long-term memory and emotions.
Developed by Gruppe Nymphenburg, the Limbic Model focuses on the complex emotional personality structures of consumers.
Mercury, lead, Lyme, yeast and parasitic infections, EMF all affecting her brain limbic zone, which handles emotions, and also hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, and immune and gastrointestinal systems.
It shows that elevated activity in this prefrontal- limbic -midbrain circuit is likely involved in mediating the in-born risk for extreme anxiety, anxious temperament that can be observed in early childhood.
Limbic parts of the brain send but do not receive predictions, leading researchers to believe that limbic tissues don't react to external stimulation, rather they direct processing in the brain by sending predictions to the other parts of the cortex.
Later, the limbic system evolved, literally on top of the brain stem, giving us emotions such as lust, anger, fear, and jealousy.
Topics cover include: Various forms of cortical dysfunctions, such as seizures, disconnection syndrome, coma, and dementia; The role of prefrontal cortex in behavior and attention, introducing the topic of autism; Up-to-date information on the auditory, vestibular, gustatory, and limbic systems; The neurochemistry of the limbic system, memory and associated disorders, and the structural and neuronal circuitry of the hippocampal gyrus; Structural organization and associated pathways of the extrapyramidal system, demonstrating the neurochemical basis of movement disorders, and more.
Mischel calls this the "cool system," as contrasted with the limbic system's fight-or-flight "hot" responses.
They include the hypothalamus; the striatal region, which includes the putamen and caudate and is in charge of motivation and reward; the limbic region, where emotion and memory reside; and the cortical region, which includes the prefrontal cortex, insula, and anterior cingulate cortex and handles the integration and processing of the brain.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Moscone Center West, Google I/O Conference -- Leading mobile game developer Limbic, in collaboration with Google's Advanced Technologies and Projects group, today announced 'Zombie Gunship Reality' - an immersive new way to slay zombies.
4) The (FPR), as others have noted, is a powerful survival mechanism and directly relates to the limbic system.
The limbic brain, also known as the mammalian brain or midbrain, is the central processing unit for mammalian learning and emotional response.