Sex Differences in the Responses of the Human Amygdala

  title={Sex Differences in the Responses of the Human Amygdala},
  author={S. Hamann},
  journal={The Neuroscientist},
  pages={288 - 293}
  • S. Hamann
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Neuroscientist
  • The amygdala is a structure in the temporal lobe that has long been known to play a key role in emotional responses and emotional memory in both humans and nonhuman animals. Growing evidence from recent neuroimaging studies points to a new, expanded role for the amygdala as a critical structure that mediates sex differences in emotional memory and sexual responses. This review highlights current findings from studies of sex differences in human amygdala response during emotion-related… CONTINUE READING
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