Posted by Q (22.214.171.124) on January 28, 2000 at 05:18:24:
The Limbic System
The limbic system is a ring-shaped area in the center of the brain that consists of a number of connected clusters of nerve cells. The limbic system plays an important role in autonomic nervous system (which automatically regulates body functions), in the emotions and in the sense of smell. The limbic system is extensive, and the different structures within it have been named (for example, the hypocampus, the cigulate gyrus, and the amygdala).
Function -- Much of our knowledge of the limbic system comes from the observation and investigation of the behavior of animals and people who have damage to or disease in the limbic area of the brain.
Disorders – The most commonly observed effects are abnormalities of emotional response, such as inappropriate crying or laughing, easily provoked rage, unwarranted fear, anxiety and depression, and excessive sexual interest.
The limbic region is one of the three components, along with the thalmus and hypothalmus, in the forebrain, along with the cerebrum.
Has anyone considered the limbic region as a source of CH?
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