Commissure Of Fornix

Corpus Callosum Caudate Nucleus Fornix

Genu of corpus callosum Head of caudate nucleus Columns of fornix Body of fornix Thalamus Uncus

Crura of fornix Fimbria of hippocampus Hippocampus Commissure of fornix Splenium of corpus callosum Lateral ventricle

Columns of fornix

Mamillary bodies

Body of fornix

Commissure of fornix

Columns of fornix

Body of fornix

Commissure of fornix

Amygdaloid Body

Crura of fornix

Amygdaloid bodies

Hippocampus with fimbria

Crura of fornix

Amygdaloid bodies

Hippocampus with fimbria w

Figure 2.18 Hippocampus and Fornix

The limbic system includes the hypothalamus and a collection of interconnected structures in the telencephalon (cingulate, parahip-pocampal, and subcallosal gyri), as well as the amygdala and hip-

pocampal formation. The limbic system functions in linking emotion and motivation (amygdala), learning and memory (hippocam-pal formation), and sexual behavior (hypothalamus).

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