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Flashcards in Hypothalamus and Limbic System Deck (8):
1

What is the main function of the hypothalamus?

Maintain homeostasis and has functions with survival drives

2

What is the biologic clock?

Suprachiasmatic Nucleus

3

Where is the amygdala located?

Beneath the uncus of the limbic lobe

4

What are the medial nuclei of the amygdala connected to?

Olfactory System

5

What are the central nuclei of the amygdala connected to?

Hypothalamus

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What are the basolateral nuclei of the amygdala connected to?

Cortical Areas - project to the central nuclei and provide a link between emotional experience and expression

7

Kluver-Bucy Syndrome

Bilateral lesions to the tips of the temporal lobes leads to symptoms like: docility, hyperphagia, hyper sexuality and visual agnosia.

8

Hippocampal Sclerosis

Severe neuronal loss and gliosis of the hippocampus that is often mistaken for Alzheimer's disease.

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