Sex differences in the responses of the human amygdala.

  title={Sex differences in the responses of the human amygdala.},
  author={Stephan B. Hamann},
  journal={The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry},
  volume={11 4},
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