Visceral Brain


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Visceral Brain

 

portions of the brain that participate in the regulation of autonomic functions, that is, the activity of the autonomic nervous system and of the internal (visceral) organs and systems. The term is not widely used. Neurophysiologists regard it as synonymous with “limbic system.”

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