Is the human amygdala specialized for processing social information?

  • Ralph Adolphs
  • Published 2003 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
A number of studies in humans and other animals has confirmed the amygdala's role in modulating cognition and behavior on the basis of a stimulus' motivational, emotional, and social attributes. This raises the question of how these attributes are related: is social information processing reducible to motivational processing? Some recent data suggest the… CONTINUE READING