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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. Sex differences[edit] The amygdala is one of the most well understood brain regions with regard to differences between the sexes. In addition to size, other differences between men and women exist with regards to the amygdala. The right amygdala is also linked with taking action as well as being linked to negative emotions,[15] which may help explain why males tend to respond to emotionally stressful stimuli physically. Function[edit] Connections[edit] The cortical nucleus is involved in the sense of smell and pheromone-processing. Emotional learning[edit] Memory modulation[edit] Sexual orientation[edit] Aggression[edit]

Welcome to ALDA! HealthyPlace.com Understanding Stress: Symptoms, Signs, Causes, and Effects What is stress? The Body’s Stress Response When you perceive a threat, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rouse the body for emergency action. Your heart pounds faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breath quickens, and your senses become sharper. Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. The stress response also helps you rise to meet challenges. But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life. How do you respond to stress? It's important to learn how to recognize when your stress levels are out of control. The signs and symptoms of stress overload can be almost anything. Stress doesn’t always look stressful Signs and symptoms of stress overload

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