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The amygdala is located in the medial aspects of the temporal lobe. In spite of the fact that the amygdala has been implicated in a variety of functions, ranging from attention to memory to emotion, it has not attracted neuroscientists to the same extent as its laminated neighbours, in particular the hippocampus and surrounding cortex. However, recently,(More)
The amygdaloid complex and hippocampal formation mediate functions involving emotion and memory. To investigate the connections that regulate the interactions between these regions, we injected the anterograde tracer Phaseolus vulgaris-leucoagglutinin into various divisions of the lateral, basal, and accessory basal nuclei of the rat amygdala. The heaviest(More)
The amygdaloid complex is involved in associational processes, such as the formation of emotional memories about sensory stimuli. However, the anatomical connections through which the different amygdaloid nuclei process incoming information and communicate with the other amygdaloid nuclei, is poorly understood. As part of an ongoing project aimed at(More)
Information flow within the intra-amygdaloid circuitry has been generally believed to be unidirectional rather than reciprocal, in which case sensory inputs entering the amygdala via the lateral nucleus would not be modulated by inputs from other amygdaloid regions. In the present study we extend our earlier findings which indicated that the lateral nucleus(More)
The amygdaloid complex plays an important role in the detection of emotional stimuli, the generation of emotional responses, the formation of emotional memories, and perhaps other complex associational processes. These functions depend upon the flow of information through intricate and poorly understood circuitries within the amygdala. As part of an ongoing(More)
Previous studies suggest that the left and right amygdalae are interconnected in rodents. The origin and topography of these connections have, however, remained obscure. In the present study, we investigated the interamygdaloid projections originating in the different divisions of the basal and accessory basal nuclei of the rat amygdala by using the(More)
Information from most of the sensory modalities enters the amygdala via the lateral nucleus. The olfactory information, however, arrives at the amygdala through the superficial nuclei, including the periamygdaloid cortex. To find out whether the olfactory information can modulate the processing of sensory information in the lateral nucleus we injected(More)
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