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'Subcortical structures' are areas of the brain below the cortex, which is the outermost layer (i.e., the grey matter). The limbic system is one example of a subcortical structure - although technically it isn't just one structure. The limbic system actually consists of a number of key areas related to sensory integration, learning, memory, emotionality, and decision-making. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limbic_system

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