Latest Amygdala Stories

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.

2009-04-02 20:50:46

Women who had been depressed have different brain patterns than the never-depressed when hearing a mother's criticism, U.S.

Word of the Day
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.