Limbic System
Limbic System

Limbic System

by Craig Canby, PhD

The limbic system is an aggregate of structures within the brain located just lateral to the thalamus and superior to the brain stem, but deep to the cerebral cortex. This region is understood to have links to emotional, motivational, and memory processes that connect to other parts of the brain. Clinically, some disorders occur when parts of the limbic system suffer a lesion. These may include Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (memory), Kluver-Bucy syndrome (emotional, motivational), and Alzheimer disease (memory). An understanding of the anatomical location and function of the limbic system will aid in localization of neurologic pathology in the future.

Course Details

  • Videos 3
  • Duration 0:16 h
  • Quiz questions 10
  • Concept Pages 3


Your Educators of course Limbic System

 Craig Canby, PhD

Craig Canby, PhD

Dr. Craig Canby is a Professor of Anatomy and the Associate Dean for Academic Curriculum and Medical Programs at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University, Iowa, USA.
He obtained his PhD in Anatomy at the University of Iowa.
For his achievements in teaching and research, he received various awards such as the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the prestigious Hancher-Finkbine Medallion.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Canby teaches courses on Anatomy.

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its very good i like these class cause its very clear and explains what its the most important to under stant.
By Juan C. on 13. March 2024 for Overview of the Limbic System: Functions, Structures and Components

very good made and explains and focus just on the important

By Muhammed F. on 18. April 2022 for Overview of the Limbic System: Functions, Structures and Components

Excellent info, covers all area which is required. I have learned the much.

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By Dianna A. on 27. March 2021 for Limbic System

I really appreciate it, perfectly simple and interesting way of explanation.

La conferencia que da es buena para complementar conocimientos
By Jose M. on 27. November 2018 for Papez Circuit

Gracias a su clase pude comprender mejor lo que leí en mi libro de textos, ademas me ayudo a complementar mis conocimientos adquiridos en clases.