Lab 11 - The Limbic System

Subcortical Structures of the Limbic System (continued)

The amygdala is one of the regions in the brain that is involved in emotional experiences, especially rage. Through poorly defined pathways the amygdala receives gustatory and viscerosensory information from diencephalic and brain stem structures. It also receives olfactory tract fibers and fibers from frontal and temporal cortical areas. Its major efferent tracts are the stria terminalis and the diffuse ventral amygdalofugal pathway. Most of the fibers in the stria terminalis end in the septal nuclei and anterior hypothalamus. The fibers of the ventral amygdalofugal pathway are distributed to orbital and cingulate cortex, septal area, anterior olfactory nucleus, nucleus accumbens and to the dorsomedial (DM) thalamic nucleus.

Subcortical Structores of the Limbic System