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May 1955

O sistema hipocampo-talamo-cingular.

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1955;73(5):596. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1955.02330110112019

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There are just enough interesting results in patients with epilepsy and conduct disorders to make this monograph worth while. However, the author concludes: "The observed facts are not sufficient to confirm the theoretical conceptions and hypotheses that were the point of departure of the investigations undertaken." There is a long chapter on the anatomy of the rhinencephalon and its connections, which, however difficult to present to the reader in a three-dimensional pattern, arrives at the conclusion that the hippocampal formation is in no way concerned with the olfactive process. Stimulation of the anterior part of this structure produced uncontrollable movements with partly formed speech, which was of compulsive character and not intentional on the part of the patient. Stimulation of the posterior part produced some changes in vital signs, quite transient. Extirpation of the hippocampus produced no significant alterations in the neurologic picture, and nothing of note psychiatrically in the

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