Can the amygdala be removed?


Can the amygdala be removed?

Fear and the Brain:

The amygdala is a cluster of neurons roughly the shape and size of an almond. The amygdala is found deep in the temporal lobe on either side of the brain, meaning that humans have two amygdalae. This structure works to produce our emotional reactions to stimuli, especially our fear reactions.

Answer and Explanation:

Yes, the amygdala can be removed from the brain but this procedure is not without consequences. Animal research showed that both monkeys and rats...

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