Wired for behaviors: from development to function of innate limbic system circuitry

@inproceedings{Sokolowski2012WiredFB,
  title={Wired for behaviors: from development to function of innate limbic system circuitry},
  author={Katie Sokolowski and Joshua G Corbin},
  booktitle={Front. Mol. Neurosci.},
  year={2012}
}
The limbic system of the brain regulates a number of behaviors that are essential for the survival of all vertebrate species including humans. The limbic system predominantly controls appropriate responses to stimuli with social, emotional, or motivational salience, which includes innate behaviors such as mating, aggression, and defense. Activation of circuits regulating these innate behaviors begins in the periphery with sensory stimulation (primarily via the olfactory system in rodents), and… CONTINUE READING