Amygdala

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The Amygdala is part of the limbic system always alert to threats.1

According to The Brain Made Simple website, “When you think of the amygdala, you should think of one word. Fear. The amygdala is the reason we are afraid of things outside our control. It also controls the way we react to certain stimuli, or an event that causes an emotion, that we see as potentially threatening or dangerous.”2

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Notes

  1. http://www.brainwaves.com/brain_glossary.html
  2. http://brainmadesimple.com/amygdala.html
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