amygdala

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n amygdala an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Amygdala An almond.
    • Amygdala (Anat) One of the rounded prominences of the lower surface of the lateral hemispheres of the cerebellum, each side of the vallecula.
    • Amygdala (Anat) One of the tonsils of the pharynx.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amygdala An almond.
    • n amygdala A tonsil.
    • n amygdala A small rounded lobule of the cerebellum on its under side.
    • n amygdala A small mass of gray matter in front of the end of the descending cornu of the lateral ventricle of the brain. Also called the amygdaloid nucleus.
    • n amygdala [capitalized] In zoology: A genus of echinoderms. A genus of mollusks.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., an almond, fr. Gr. 'amygda`lh. See Almond

Usage


In news:

Joe is Not His Amygdala .
The Amygdala Made Me Do It.
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Amygdala : Word as Earworm.
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Amygdala: Word as Earworm.
The answer lies in the Amygdala, a tiny brain structure in which nerve pathways shackle innocent stimuli to memories of unbearable terror.
The first time, I was bitten because of the amygdala.
Early on Mr Ronson fixates on the disorder we know as psychopathy , which neurologists have traced to a severely inactive amygdala.
Facial-Expression and Gaze -Selective Responses in the Monkey Amygdala.
Joe is Not His Amygdala.
If the visual image fits no known pattern, the amygdala detains the image for further questioning, and, we stare .
When this occurs, cortical thinking shuts down, more or less strong-armed by the amygdala trying to fulfill its role as storm trooper against potential danger.
Individual Differences in Trait Anxiety Predict the Response of the Basolateral Amygdala to Unconsciously Processed Fearful Faces.
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In science:

Fenker, Daniela B.; Schott, Björn H.; Richardson-Klavehn, Alan; “Recapitulating emotional context: Activity of amygdala, hippocampus and fusiform cortex during recollection and familiarity.” European Journal of Neuroscience, Vol 21(7), Apr 2005, pp.
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The amygdala is thought to enhance long-term memory for emotionally arousing events by modulating memory formation and storage in the hippocampus and in neocortical areas.
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From the fMRI, it was observed that bilateral amygdala, hippocampus and fusiform face area (FFA) were more strongly activated during recollection than during familiarity.
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