Flashcards in Limbic System Deck (15):
What is the HOME mnemonic for the functions of the limbic system?
Which tract is next to the fornix?
What is declarative learning?
Learning of facts
The hippocampus is necessary for ___________ learning.
declarative; the cerebellum is necessary for procedural learning
Working memory (i.e., short-term tasks) is mediated by _____________.
the frontal lobes
Long-term potentiation occurs in the _______________ via ______________.
hippocampal cortex; simultaneous, reinforcing stimuli
The hippocampus uses which neurotransmitter?
Describe the location of the ventral tegmental area.
Just medial to the substantia nigra
Mood is to affect what climate is to ____________.
In the processing of negative memory, which parts of the amygdala receive input from the cerebral cortex?
The basolateral and lateral nuclei; these then project to the central nucleus
The _____________ is the main output sector of the amygdala, mediating control of expression.
central nucleus (abbreviated CEA for some reason)
The basolateral and lateral nuclei project to the ____________ for positive conditioning (rewards) and ____________ for negative conditioning (punishments).
ventral tegmental area (brainstem); central nuclei
Research shows that fear associations do not disappear by ____________, but rather _____________.
extinction; an inhibitory memory rises to supplant them (mediated by the medial prefrontal cortex)
The stria terminalis connects _________________.
the amygdala to the hypothalamus