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The limbic cortex is that part of the cerebral cortex of the brain thought to play a role in emotion. It includes the temporal pole, insula, cingulate gyrus, retrosplenial cortex, parahippocampal gyrus and perirhinal cortex, as well as the caudal orbital and medial prefrontal regions.[1]


  1. (2001) "The role of the cerebral cortex" Handbook of neuropsychology, Vol. 5, Emotional behavior and its disorders, second, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science BV.
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