Sentence Examples


  • The normal function of the amygdala is to receive and process signals of potential danger and set off a series of reactions that will help individuals protect themselves, such as the fight-or-flight response.
  • Just as drinking alcohol during pregnancy can result in mental retardation and physical delays, other substances may result in changes to the amygdala and temporal lobe.
  • Research has also shown that these behaviorally inhibited children have a decreased threshold of excitability in the area of the brain called the amygdala.
  • In autistic brains, the amygdala, part of the brain responsible for incorporating emotional information, may be physically larger than in typical brains.
  • One part of the brain that was as of 2004 being studied is the amygdala, an almond-shaped body of nerve cells involved in normal fear conditioning.