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What is the transition zone between the neocortex and the hippocampal formation?
What are the two different gyri of the hippocampal formation?
Cornu ammonis and dentate gyrus
What area is most affected by Alzheimer's disease
Cornu Ammonis
When do you see Wernicke's Disease
Chronic alcoholics who fail to absorb thiamine
What is thiamine important for?
Important cofactor in the hexose monophosphate shunt and the medial longitudinal fasciculus
What is the medial longitudinal fasciculus?
Interconnection between the occulomotor nucleus and the abducens nucleus
Neurological symptoms of Wernicke's
Paralysis of abducens nuclei bilaterally, inability to move eyes in a horizontal conjugate gaze, nystagmus, ataxia of gate
What can Wernicke's be mistaken for?
What is Korasokoff's Psychosis?
Can carry on conversation, might be able to do a short digit-span repetition, have long and short-term memory loss
What is confabulation?
Fabrication of detailed, plausible experiences
What is Kluver-Bucy Syndrome?
Bilateral damage to the medial temporal lobes
Symptoms of Kluver-Bucy Syndrome?
Psychic blindness, cannot carry on conversation, profound dementia
Common causes of Kluver-Bucy Syndrome
herpes encephalitis