Latest Amygdala Stories

2009-08-30 13:10:00

In a finding that sheds new light on the neural mechanisms involved in social behavior, neuroscientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have pinpointed the brain structure responsible for our sense of personal space.

2009-08-17 18:07:55


2009-08-13 06:43:44

Excessive, chronic drinking can cause brain damage leading to the development of emotional abnormalities that can interfere with healthy interpersonal relationships.

2009-08-11 11:40:00

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that individuals who have a long history of alcoholism, but who have been abstinent for at least a month up to many years

2009-07-07 11:00:58

Fear is a powerful emotion and neuroscientists have for the first time located the neurons responsible for fear conditioning in the mammalian brain. Fear conditioning is a form of Pavlovian, or associative, learning and is considered to be a model system for understanding human phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders.

2009-06-16 12:30:00

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown that a fully automated procedure called Volumetric MRI – which measures the "memory centers" of the brain and compares them to expected size – is effective in predicting the progression from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's disease.

2009-05-05 11:53:21

Autistic toddlers appear more likely to have an enlarged amygdala, a brain area associated with processing faces and emotion, U.S. researchers suggest. Matthew W.

2009-05-05 08:44:10

Toddlers with autism appear more likely to have an enlarged amygdala, a brain area associated with numerous functions, including the processing of faces and emotion.

2009-04-29 08:33:56

A brain protein involved in fear behavior and anxiety may represent a new target for depression therapies, according to a study by researchers at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]