Limbic System

  • Elliott M. Marcus
  • Stanley Jacobson


The neurologist Paul Broca in the later half of the 19th century initially designated all of the structures on the medial surface of the cerebral hemisphere the “great limbic lobe.” This region, due to its strong olfactory input, was also designated the rhinencephalon.


Temporal Lobe Entorhinal Cortex Limbic System Reticular Formation Superior Temporal Gyrus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elliott M. Marcus
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Stanley Jacobson
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Massachusetts School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Tufts University School of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of NeurologySt. Vincent Hospital and Fallon ClinicUSA
  4. 4.Tufts University Health Science CampusBostonUSA

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