The amygdala and emotion.

  title={The amygdala and emotion.},
  author={Mary D. Gallagher and Andrea A Chiba},
  journal={Current opinion in neurobiology},
  volume={6 2},
The amygdala complex has long been known as part of the neural circuitry critical for emotion. Beyond its role in emotional reactivity, studies of animal models and patients with amygdala damage demonstrate its importance in emotional learning, whereby cues acquire significance through association with rewarding or aversive events. Although its function in associative learning has become well established, other recent research has advanced the concept that the amygdala regulates additional… CONTINUE READING

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