Latest Amygdala Stories
Draw a map of the brain when fear and anxiety are involved, and the amygdalaâ€”the brain's almond-shaped center for panic and fight-or-flight responsesâ€”looms large.
The portion of our brains that is responsible for registering fear and even panic has a built-in chemical sensor that is triggered by a primordial terror â€“ suffocation.
Breathing carbon dioxide can trigger panic attacks, but the biological reason for this effect has not been understood.
Parents have long suspected that the brains of their teenagers function differently than those of adults.
Mother-child attachments in animals and possible parallels in people.
Researchers have discovered that a primitive region of the brain responsible for sensorimotor control also has an important role in regulating emotional responses to threatening situations.
TAU brain scientist says findings could lead to new neurological treatments.
Scientists led a rat to the fatty food, but they couldnâ€™t make it eat. Using an animal model of binge eating, University of Missouri researchers discovered that deactivating the basolateral amygdala, a brain region involved in regulating emotion, specifically blocked consumption of a fatty diet. Surprisingly, it had no effect on the rat wanting to look for the food repeatedly.
Israeli researchers say brain profiling may help detect soldiers at risk for suicide. The Tel Aviv University study of 50 Israeli soldiers, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, used functional magnetic resonance imaging to forecast which soldiers might be vulnerable to stress
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