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This is a group of brain regions including the anterior thalamic nuclei, amygdala, hippocampus, limbic cortex, and parts of the hypothalamus as well as their interconnecting fiber bundlesThe Limbic System
A forebrain structure of the medial temporal lobe, constituting an important part of the limbic system; involved in learning and memoryHippocampus
A structure in the interior o the rostral temporal lobe, containing a set of nuclei; part of the limbic systemAmygdala
A fiber bundle that connects the hippocampus with other parts of the brain, including the mammillary bodies of the hypothalamus; part of the limbic systemFornix
A protrusion of the bottom of the brain at the posterior end of the hypothalamus, containing some hypothalamic nuclei; part of the limbic systemMammillary bodies
A group of subcortical nuclei in the telencephalon, the caudate nucleus, the globus pallidus, and the putamen; important parts of the motor systemBasal ganglia
An identifiable group of neural cell bodies in the central nervous system.Nucleus (nuclei)
The caudate nucleus, the putamen, the Globus pallidus are all major parts of theBasal ganglia
A region of the forebrain surrounding the third ventricle; includes the thalamus and the hypothalamusDiencephalon
The largest portion of the diencephalon, located above the hypothalamus; contains nuclei that project information to specific regions of the cerebral cortex and receive information from itThalamus
An axon of a neuron in one region of the brain whose terminals form synapses with neurons in another regionProjection fiber
A group of cell bodies within the lateral geniculate body of the thalamus that receives fibers from the retina and projects fibers to the primary visual cortexLateral geniculate nucleus



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