Definition

 

A collection of structurally interconnected and functionally integrated cortical and subcortical brain components concerned with self perpetuation and propagation namely: feeding, socio-sexual and emotional behaviour, learning and memory.


Components:

CORTICAL

 

  1. Hippocampal formation
  2. Areas surrounding the brain stem
  3. Cingulate
  4. Parahippocampal gyrus
  5. Uncus
  6. Amygdala
  7. Subcallosal gyrus
  8. Oribitofrontal
  9. Prefrontal association area
  10. Superior, middle and inferior temporal gyri
 
SEPTUM AND FOREBRAIN:
BRAIN STEM:
  1. Septum pellucidum and septal nuclei
  2. Ventral striatum
  3. Ventral striatum
  4. Putamen
  5. Nucleus accumbens
  6. Globus pallidus
  1. Hypothalamus
  2. Thalamus
  3. Anterior nuclear group
  4. Lateral dorsal group
  5. Habenular nuclei
  6. Mesencephalic doperminergic system

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