The Amygdala, Social Behavior, and Danger Detection

  title={The Amygdala, Social Behavior, and Danger Detection},
  author={David G. Amaral},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • D. Amaral
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Abstract: The amygdala is a distinctive portion of the anterior temporal lobe that has been implicated in a variety of functions including expression of fear, modulation of memory, and mediation of social communication. While work on the rodent amygdala often deals with emotion, much of the research in nonhuman primates and in man deals with its role in the perception of social signals, such as facial expressions, and the maintenance of social position, such as in primate dominance hierarchies… 

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