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Fear and pleasure in the amygdala by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 17 Jul 2009 10:16pm Here is a heads up for a recent study demonstrating – again – that the amygdala is not merely a “fear centre” in the brain. I have previously blogged about the amygdala, first not being a single structure, and that it is not only involved in fear. In 2007, a team of French researchers demonstrated that direct stimulation of the amygdala d ... Read on »
Show my your amygdala size and I... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 6:30pm Show my your amygdala size and I’ll tell you who you are! In a study by Omura, Constable & Canli in the November 2005 issue of NeuroReport (see abstract + links below), the sizes of the right and left amygdalae were compared to assessment of the levels of extraversion and neuroticism. The results indicated that the smaller your right amygdal ... Read on »
Amygdala, autism and clinical impairment: When group comparisons are not enough. by Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Tue 03 Mar 2009 2:53pm Two metabolites in the amygdala are associated with clinical impairment in autism. A review of: Natalia M. Kleinhans, Todd Richards, Kurt E. Weaver, Olivia Liang, Geraldine Dawson, Elizabeth Aylward (2009). Brief Report: Biochemical Correlates of Clinical Impairment in High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Disorder Journal of Autism and Develo ... Read on »
Overeating and the Amygdala by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted Tue 28 Jul 2009 11:30pm Okay, now, don't go using this an an all-out excuse to have a hot fudge sundae for breakfast tomorrow morning.... but research keeps pointing to neurobiology as a major cause for the urge to overeat. According to Dr. David Kessler and Passamonti, et al overeating is a biological challenge, not a character flaw. For most people, when ... Read on »
Anxiety and the Amygdala – anxiety relief programs by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 5:20pm [Video from Anxiety Relief Solutions ] What the amygdala does The Amygdala and Anxiety A research news article reports, “The amygdala is known to be involved in social anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and obsessions and compulsions, and is now being linked with separation anxiety and general anxiety.” (From “Changes in Chil ... Read on »
"How the Brain Shops": The amygdala again by Stephanie Allen Posted Thu 06 Jan 2011 12:00am A new study looks at which parts of the brain are acivated when a person makes a value judgment, choosing one thing over another. An overview of the research is found in " How the Brain Shops " (Science News). For those of you who prefer to read the research paper itself: " Value Encoding in Single Neurons in the Human Amygdala d ... Read on »
Rescuing the amygdala from the swamp of pop culture by Stephanie Allen Posted Fri 27 Jan 2012 6:11pm Coming on the heels of my blog post Clearing up confusion: The amygdala is not the same as the reptile brain & it's probably not reserved for fear is a news release from Association of Psychological Sciences with more information which I hope will continue the cleaning up of the amygdala's reputation in the media. And clear up its role... Read on »
Shyness, the amygdala and anxiety by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 16 Sep 2010 8:40pm Being shy may not be uncommon for children, but when it endures for us as teens and adults, shyness impedes the kinds of social connections that can enhance our talents and creative expression. Research is helping explain shyness in terms of brain physiology, particularly involving the amygdala (technically amygdalae) – a pair of structu ... Read on »
Anxiety and the Amygdala by Douglas E. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 29 Dec 2008 4:56pm The Amygdala Resource Center explains, “The Amygdala (amygdalae; plural) are a pair of small organs within the medial temporal lobes of the brain. The amygdala are part of the limbic system and their primary role is in the processing and memory of emotional reactions such as the anxiety reaction or ‘flight or fight’ response. “In human ... Read on »
The Amygdala - the cause of all your anxiety. by David M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Oct 2009 4:41pm Posted:  the linden method The Amygdala, (or Amygdalae, a pair of small organs in the brain), store and perpetuates the anxiety response and anxiety disorders. By reprogramming the Amygdala, The Linden Method permanently removes the inappropriate anxiety that causes anxiety disorders, panic attacks, agoraphobia, OCD, PTSD and other anxiety ... Read on »