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Olfaction, Limbic System, and Autonomics

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Olfaction, Limbic System, and Autonomics

An overview of the olfactory system, limbic system, autonomic nervous system, and the hypothalamus.

Terminology:
By the end of this section, make certain that you understand what each of these terms mean, and can apply them appropriately.  If applicable, make sure you can find each item on a whole brain, brain section, or image of a brain.

  • olfactory nerve
  • olfactory bulb
  • olfactory tract
  • lateral olfactory stria
  • medial olfactory stria
  • anterior perforated substance
  • entorhinal cortex
  • parahippocampal sulcus
  • parahippocampal gyrus
  • uncus
  • cingulate gyrus
  • retrosplenial cortex
  • dentate gyrus
  • septal areas of cortex
  • septal nuclei
  • cingulum
  • fornix
  • mammillotegmental tract
  • mammillothalamic tract
  • dorsal longitudinal fasciculus (DLF)
  • medial forebrain bundle (MFB)
  • stria terminalis
  • aentral amygdalofugal pathway
  • anterior thalamic nucleus (nucleus anterior)
  • hippocampus
  • Korsakoff syndrome
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Kluver-Bucy syndrome
  • temporal lobe epilepsy
  • neurohypophysis
  • adenohypophysis
  • autonomic nervous system
  • mammillotegmental tract
  • medial forebrain bundle (MFB)
  • dorsal longitudinal fasciculus (DLF)
  • tuber cinerum
  • median eminence
  • supraoptic nucleus (SON)
  • paraventricular nucleus (PVN)
  • mamillary bodies
  • antidiuretic hormone
  • vasopressin, oxytocin
  • anterior nuclear area
  • arcuate nuclei
  • lateral hypothalamic area
  • ventromedial hypothalamic area
  • suprachiasmatic nucleus
  • posterior hypothalamic area
  • hypothalamo-thalamic connections