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The Limbic System: Connection of Hippocampus and Hypothalamus

NEURO-J35S7B

The hippocampus is the central processor of emotion, memory, and the functioning of the autonomic nervous system. The hippocampus is connected to the hypothalamus by a tract of white matter.

The hypothalamus is responsible for regulating your hunger, thirst, response to pain, levels of pleasure, sexual satisfaction, anger and aggressive behavior, and the functioning of the autonomic nervous system. This means it is responsible for regulation of pulse, blood pressure, breathing, and arousal in response to emotional circumstance, and this is why it is important to be linked to the hippocampus.

The tract of white matter that connects the hippocampus with the hypothalamus is referred to as which of the following?

A

Cerebral ganglia.

B

Globus pallidus.

C

Fornix.

D

Amygdaloid body.

E

Cingulate gyrus.