The amygdala and development of the social brain.

  title={The amygdala and development of the social brain.},
  author={David H. Skuse and John F. Morris and Kate Lawrence},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
The amygdala comprises part of an extended network of neural circuits that are critically involved in the processing of socially salient stimuli. Such stimuli may be explicitly social, such as facial expressions, or they may be only tangentially social, such as abstract shapes moving with apparent intention relative to one another. The coordinated interplay between neural activity in the amygdala and other brain regions, especially the medial prefrontal cortex, the occipitofrontal cortex, the… CONTINUE READING


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