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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum.

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  • A structure next to the hippocampus called the amygdala is known to play a role in stamping this indelible mark.
  • At a neurological level, fear activates the region of the brain known as the amygdala, which is the seat of fear, dread and anxiety.
  • HAGERTY: Fallon says that's because the orbital cortex puts a brake on another part of the brain called the amygdala, which is involved with aggression and appetites.
  • One study found that the amygdala is smaller in subjects with family histories of alcoholism, suggesting that inherited differences in brain structure may affect risk. for more
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