Olfactory and Limbic Systems
These two systems are reviewed together as they are closely related to each other, and a number of structures are common to both systems. Olfactory sensation serves an obvious function in providing us with information regarding this aspect of the surroundings. However, the sense of olfaction may arouse a wide variety of emotional responses which are largely governed by limbic system activity. Thus the limbic system receives a considerable input from olfactory sources in addition to input derived from many other areas.
KeywordsLimbic System Mitral Cell Olfactory Tract Uncinate Fasciculus Olfactory Mucosa
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