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.
  • It is thought that the emotional overreactions in Alzheimer's patients are related to the destruction of neurons in the amygdala.
  • Limbic system-A group of structures in the brain that includes the hypothalamus, amygdala, olfactory bulbs, and hippocampus.