The amygdaloid complex: anatomy and physiology.

@article{Sah2003TheAC,
  title={The amygdaloid complex: anatomy and physiology.},
  author={Pankaj Sah and E. S. Louise Faber and Mikel L{\'o}pez de Armentia and J Power},
  journal={Physiological reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={
          803-34
        }
}
A converging body of literature over the last 50 years has implicated the amygdala in assigning emotional significance or value to sensory information. In particular, the amygdala has been shown to be an essential component of the circuitry underlying fear-related responses. Disorders in the processing of fear-related information are likely to be the underlying cause of some anxiety disorders in humans such as posttraumatic stress. The amygdaloid complex is a group of more than 10 nuclei that… 
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