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limbic system

 exists inmammals only. It is a series of subcortical structureswhich connect the cortex with other parts of the brain andwhich are important in regulating emotional and motivation behaviorand memory. Structures within the limbic system include the thalamus, hypothalamus, amygdala and hippocampus.

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June 19th 2021

negativereinforcement

in operantconditioning, a method to increase the probability and strength of aresponse by removing or withholding an aversive stimuli  (negative reinforcer)