Monday, August 12, 2013

What the Amygdala Really Does

Maggie Koerth-Baker and Paul Whalen dispel some of the neurobabble and neo-phrenology around the amygdala, everyone's favorite almond shaped nucleus. Even though it reacts to fear, it's not just a "fear center"; it's important in attention, learning and memory, as are the rest of the basal ganglia.

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