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Hans de Vries

right and left amygdala

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2 hours ago, Hans de Vries said:

What's the difference in function between left amygdala and right amygdala/ What function do various sub-parts of the amygdala have?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amygdala#Hemispheric_specializations

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There are functional differences between the right and left amygdala. In one study, electrical stimulations of the right amygdala induced negative emotions, especially fear and sadness. In contrast, stimulation of the left amygdala was able to induce either pleasant (happiness) or unpleasant (fear, anxiety, sadness) emotions.[9] Other evidence suggests that the left amygdala plays a role in the brain's reward system.[10]

Each side holds a specific function in how we perceive and process emotion. The right and left portions of the amygdala have independent memory systems, but work together to store, encode, and interpret emotion.

 

 

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