What is the amygdala?

  title={What is the amygdala?},
  author={L. Swanson and G. Petrovich},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  • L. Swanson, G. Petrovich
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Trends in Neurosciences
  • 'Amygdala' and 'amygdalar complex' are terms that now refer to a highly differentiated region near the temporal pole of the mammalian cerebral hemisphere. Cell groups within it appear to be differentiated parts of the traditional cortex, the claustrum, or the striatum, and these parts belong to four obvious functional systems--accessory olfactory, main olfactory, autonomic and frontotemporal cortical. In rats, the central nucleus is a specialized autonomic-projecting motor region of the… CONTINUE READING
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