noun, plural a·myg·da·lae [uh-mig-duh-lee] /əˈmɪg dəˌli/. Anatomy.
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Contemporary Examples of amygdala
Psychopaths lack fear, conscience, and morality—functions critically subserved by the amygdala.
One limbic structure affected by this early maldevelopment is the amygdala, which generates emotions like fear.
His aorta and amygdala do not receive this information by automatic transfer.Does Fatherhood Make You Healthy?
September 29, 2011
That suggests that “the amygdala is quite sensitive to the quality of maternal care,” says Lupien.How Sad Moms Change a Child’s Brain
August 22, 2011
These feelings are stored separately, in the brain region called the amygdala.How to Erase Your Memories
November 7, 2008
Historical Examples of amygdala
The common English name is from the Latin amandola, corrupted from amygdala.The Nut Culturist
Andrew S. Fuller
noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)
Word Origin for amygdala
"the tonsils," 1540s (amygdal), from Latin, from Greek amygdale "almond" (see almond). The anatomical use is as a direct translation of Arabic al-lauzatani "the two tonsils," literally "the two almonds," so called by Arabic physicians for fancied resemblance. From early 15c. as amygdales "tonsils;" as "almonds" from mid-12c.