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Patient HM

Bilateral medial temporal lobectomy for epilepsy (HPC removed)

Anterograde amnesia for episodic memories

Procedural memory, STM intact

2

HPC Functions

Declarative LLTM

Spatial memory

3

Other Inputs into HPC

Mammillary body (via fornix)
Septal Nuclei (ACh- via fornix)
Raphe Nuclei (5-HT)
LC (NE)
VTA (DA)

4

Types of Info Amygdala Receives

Sights, sounds, touch, smell, taste

General sense of physical emotional discomfort

Visceral sensory input (i..e cardiac)

5

Amygdala Functions

linking perceptions with emotional responses

Emotional learning

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Bilateral Amygdala Damage

Decreased aggression
Impaired ability to learn appropriate emotional responses to stimuli

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Kluver-Bucy Syndrom

Bilateral damage to temporal lobe/amygdala
Fearless
Absence of emotion
Hypersexuality
High degree of attention to sensory timuli