Limbic system - Definition

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The limbic system is an area of the brain made up of the cingulate gyrus, the frontal section located between the two hemispheres of the brain, and the hippocampus. This system is notably implicated in a number of the body's metabolic reactions, in the emotional reactions, regulation of a number of autonomous organs' functions, and spatial memory. When this system is damaged, the result is therefore impairment of these functions.