Superior colliculus lesions impair threat responsiveness in infant capuchin monkeys.

@article{Maior2011SuperiorCL,
  title={Superior colliculus lesions impair threat responsiveness in infant capuchin monkeys.},
  author={Rafael Souto Maior and Etsuro Hori and Marilia Barros and Danilo Simonini Teixeira and Maria Clotilde Henriques Tavares and Taketoshi Ono and Hisao Nishijo and Carlos Alberto Bezerra Tomaz},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={504 3},
  pages={257-60}
}
The ability to react fast and efficiently in threatening situations is paramount for the survival of organisms and has been decisive in our evolutionary history. Defense mechanisms in primates rely on the fast recognition of potential predators and facial expressions of conspecifics. The neural circuitry responsible for the detection of threat is generally thought to be centered on the amygdala. Although it is a pivotal structure in the processing of emotional stimuli, the amygdala does not… CONTINUE READING
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