The Lymbic System: Changing Short Term Memory

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The lymbic system is found deep within the cerebrum. This system consists of the thalamus, hypothalamus, amygdala, and hippocampus. The amygdala is involved in short-term and long-term memory, sensory and emotion, and fear. The amygdala is beneath the surface of the front temporal lobe where it causes the lump on the surface. The hippocampus is located in the medial part of the temporal lobe. The hippocampus is important for learning, changing short term memory to more permanent memory, and for recalling spatial relationships. The lymbic system is all about pleasure and reminds us to repeat pleasurable activities. Sleeping and exercising are good examples. The limbic system would cue us to repeat such. The limbic system is also responsible

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