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Basic question here from a behavioral researcher: What are the major structures of the medial temporal lobe (MTL)? Can anyone link to a good diagram of these structures?

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The MTL consists of (note that some structures overlap):

* indicates that not all literature includes this component in the MTL

I didn't find a diagram of only the MTL. The best diagrams I found were (not shown here because I don't own the copyright):


  • Brodmann, K. (1909) Vergleichende Lokalisationslehre der Grosshirnrinde in ihren Prinzipien dargestellt auf Grund des Zellenbaues. Leipzig : Johann Ambrosius Barth.

  • Squire, L.R., Stark, C.E.L., & Clark, R.E. (2004) The Medial Temporal Lobe. Annu. Rev. Neurosci. 27:279–306 [pdf]

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Thanks so much! This is an awesome answer! – Andy DeSoto Mar 29 '12 at 21:30

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