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limbic systemsystème limbique (fr.); Limbisches System (ger.)

  • A group of regions in the brain that is involved in the expression and control of mood and instinct and plays a major role in long-term memory. The limbic system includes the hippocampus and the hypothalamus. (Oxford Dict. of Biology 2008) 

    The limbic system is comprised of the cortex contained in the great limbic lobe of Broca […] together with its subcortical cell stations

    MacLean, P. (1952). Some psychiatric implications of physiological studies on frontotemporal portion of limbic system (visceral brain). Electroenceph. & Clin. Neurophysiol. 4, 407-418: 407.