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Functions, Diseases, Projections 6th page

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Functions Hippocampus : Is generally involved in memory and spatial navigation. The hippocampus converts short-term memory into long-term memory and is an important structure for creating new memories from episodic or autobiographical events. Amygdala : Attaches emotional meaning to new memories. The amygdala is also involved in memory consolidation and is thus important for learning as it helps with the process of transforming new knowledge into long-term memories. Diseases Hippocampus : Damage to the hippocampus is crucial in Alzheimer’s disease, where memory problems and disorientation are among the first observable problems.
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Unformatted text preview: Amygdala : Kluver-Bucy syndrome is a result of bilateral lesions in the temporal lobe that includes the amygdala and hippocampal formation. Symptoms include hyper sexuality, docility, increased appetite, memory deficit, and lack of emotional response. Projections Hippocampus : Projections of the hippocampus include the dentate gyrus and the subiculum. Amygdala : Projections in the amygdala include pathways and nuclear groups such as the basolateral nuclear group and the stria terminalis and ventral amydalofugal pathway....
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