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Synonyms for amygdala

an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum

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The study offers insight into economic behavior, and also into the role of the brain's amygdalae, two almond-shaped clusters of tissue located in the medial temporal lobes.
Shown in research to perform a primary role in the processing and memory of emotional reactions, the amygdalae are considered part of the limbic system.
DENVER - The common denominator between joint hypermobility and panic disorder might lie in the significantly enlarged amygdalae shown to be present in individuals with lax joints in a recent study.
Functional imaging studies showed increased activation of the amygdalae after fear stimuli in healthy volunteers.
When in the fMRI scanner, subjects could not see, feel, or hear the experimenter; nevertheless, their amygdalae lit up when they believed the experimenter to be close by.