The amygdala is an almond-sized part of the brain, located in each hemisphere, that is best known for its role in emotional states. It is physically connected to the caudate nucleus of the basal ganglia, but is often considered to be a separate anatomical structure from the basal ganglia. It is located close to the medial temporal lobe and the hippocampus. It has been considered part of the limbic system.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Basal ganglia
- Gupta programme (Gupta amygdala retraining)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- The Limbic System (2007) - Indian Journal of Psychiatry, includes the circuits involving the amygdala.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Amygdala | anatomy". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
amygdala Part of the brain, within the temporal lobe. Related to memory and emotional behavior.
ganglion A ganglion is a group of neuron cell bodies in the peripheral nervous system. Plural: ganglia / ganglions
limbic system The limbic system is a group of structures between the forebrain and hindbrain mostly linked to emotions, memories and behavior. Includes the amygdala, limbic cortex, hypothalamus, cingulate gyrus, parahippocampal gyrus, hippocampus and hippocampal formation, dentate gyrus, subicular complex and septal area.