What does the amygdala contribute to social cognition?

@article{Adolphs2010WhatDT,
  title={What does the amygdala contribute to social cognition?},
  author={Ralph Adolphs},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={1191},
  pages={
          42-61
        }
}
The amygdala has received intense recent attention from neuroscientists investigating its function at the molecular, cellular, systems, cognitive, and clinical level. It clearly contributes to processing emotionally and socially relevant information, yet a unifying description and computational account have been lacking. The difficulty of tying together the various studies stems in part from the sheer diversity of approaches and species studied, in part from the amygdala's inherent… CONTINUE READING
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