Limbic system

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Location of the limbic system

The limbic system is a set of structures of the brain. These structures cover both sides of the thalamus, right under the cerebrum.[1] It is not a separate system, but a collection of structures from the cerebrum, diencephalon, and midbrain.[2] It supports many different functions, including emotion, behaviour, motivation, long-term memory, and olfaction.[3]

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  1. Schacter, Daniel L. 2012. Psychology.sec. 3.20
  2. Princeton Review (29 July 2003). Anatomy Coloring Workbook, Second Edition. The Princeton Review. pp. 120–. ISBN 978-0-375-76342-7. http://books.google.com/books?id=NiTLf7g1n04C&pg=PA120. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  3. Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia