The amygdala: securing pleasure and avoiding pain

@article{Fernando2013TheAS,
  title={The amygdala: securing pleasure and avoiding pain},
  author={Anushka B. P. Fernando and Jennifer E. Murray and A. Milton},
  journal={Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={7}
}
The amygdala has traditionally been associated with fear, mediating the impact of negative emotions on memory. However, this view does not fully encapsulate the function of the amygdala, nor the impact that processing in this structure has on the motivational limbic corticostriatal circuitry of which it is an important structure. Here we discuss the interactions between different amygdala nuclei with cortical and striatal regions involved in motivation; interconnections and parallel circuitries… 

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