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Limbic system

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Location of the limbic system

The limbic system is a group of structures in 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] These structures include the hippocampus, amygdala, hypothalamus, cingulate gyrus, nucleus accumbens and part of the thalamus.[3] It supports many different functions, including emotion, behaviour, motivation, long-term memory, and olfaction.[4]

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