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Amygdala

Amygdala
Human brain in the coronal orientation. Amygdalae are shown in dark red. Structure[edit] MRI coronal view of the left amygdala Anatomically, the amygdala[7] and more particularly, its central and medial nuclei,[8] have sometimes been classified as a part of the basal ganglia. Hemispheric specializations[edit] There are functional differences between the right and left amygdala. Each side holds a specific function in how we perceive and process emotion. The right hemisphere of the amygdala is associated with negative emotion. The right hemisphere is also linked to declarative memory, which consists of information that can be consciously recalled. Amygdalar Development[edit] There is considerable growth within the first few years of structural development in both male and female amygdalae. In addition to longer periods of development, other neurological and hormonal factors may contribute to sex-specific developmental differences. Sex differences[edit] Function[edit] Connections[edit] Fear[edit]

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