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Brain structure invests us with sense of personal space

Posted Aug 31 2009 10:55pm

"Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Neuro scientists have pinpointed the brain structure regulating our sense of personal space, possibly opening the way to a better understanding of autism and other disorders.
The structure, the amygdala - a pair of almond-shaped regions located in the brain - was previously known to process strong negative emotions such as anger and fear and is considered the seat of emotion in the brain.

However, it had never been linked rigorously to real-life human social interaction."

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