What are the three main structures that comprise the limbic system?
Thereof, what does limbic system include?
The limbic system is a complex set of structures that lies on both sides of the thalamus, just under the cerebrum. It includes the hypothalamus, the hippocampus, the amygdala, and several other nearby areas.
Subsequently, question is, how is the limbic system important in behavior? The limbic system is a network of structures located beneath the cerebral cortex. In the alligator, the limbic system is heavily involved in smell and plays an important role in defending territory, hunting and eating prey. In humans, the limbic system is more involved in motivation and emotional behaviors.
Similarly one may ask, what is the structure and function of the limbic system?
The limbic system is a set of structures in the brain that controls emotion, memories and arousal. It contains regions that detect fear, control bodily functions and perceive sensory information (among other things).
How does the limbic system develop?
Adolescence is a period of rapid growth and development. The answer lies in the limbic system, a different part of the brain that is also developing during adolescence. The limbic system is responsible for reward seeking and is stimulated by social (peers) and emotional variables (Steinberg, 2007).