Amygdala role in conditioned associative learning.

  title={Amygdala role in conditioned associative learning.},
  author={Taketoshi Ono and Hisao Nishijo and Teruko Uwano},
  journal={Progress in neurobiology},
  volume={46 4},
Amygdala role in emotion was reviewed in reference to recent amygdala lesion studies and neuronal responses in the rat amygdala to conditioned stimuli. Extensive lesion studies suggest that the amygdala is crucial in various kinds of motivated and emotional behavior, and related autonomic responses. These amygdala functions critically depend on learning and memory. Amygdala lesions, both before and after training of conditioned associative learning, impaired emotional expression without simple… CONTINUE READING