Refers to a region of the ventral forebrain, near the corpus callosum which contains cholinergic neurons which are believed to be implicated in memory, learning and attention. Research has suggested that subtle damage to this area may induce the onset of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.

BASAL FOREBRAIN: "The basal forebrain, found in the ventral forebrain, has been implicated in memory, learning and attention."
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