Grey brain matter MATTERS

By: Angel Balbach Pd: 2

Amygadala

  • Plays a HUGE role in emotion
  • Makes up 40% of brain matter
  • Fight or flight response
  • Part of the limbic system
  • Comes from the greek word " almond"
  • Controls ability of fear

Fun fact

Numerous studies have been performed where researches have used deep lesioning to remove the amygdala of rats. After this procedure, the rats were said to have no fear of anything, even cats. The removal of the amygdala had taken away the rats' memory of fear, therefore the rats did not fear anything!
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