Neonatal amygdala or hippocampus lesions influence responsiveness to objects.

@article{BlissMoreau2010NeonatalAO,
  title={Neonatal amygdala or hippocampus lesions influence responsiveness to objects.},
  author={Eliza Bliss-Moreau and Jessica E Toscano and Melissa D. Bauman and W. Anthony Mason and David G. Amaral},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={487-503}
}
Medial temporal lobe brain structures, such as the amygdala, play an important role in the normal perception and generation of emotional behavior. Little research, however, has assessed the role of such structures across the neurodevelopmental trajectory. We assessed emotional behavioral responses of rhesus macaques that received bilateral ibotenic acid lesions of the amygdala or hippocampus at 2 weeks of age and sham-operated controls. At 9 and 18 months of age, animals interacted with novel… CONTINUE READING

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