amygdala, frontal lobes

Sturla Molden sturla at
Wed Aug 29 07:12:32 EST 2001

On Tue, 21 Aug 2001 19:14:56 +1000, Larry Brash <larry at>

>The amygdala switches on and off aggression. 

Not really, the "rage" nucleus is in the hypothalamic area.
The amygdala is involved in conditioned fear responses.
Amygdala stimulation will most probably produce noxious 
effects, and it may even kindle seizures. I were to select 
a part of my brain to be implanted with an electrode, I'd 
go for the  medial forebrain bundle or nucleus accumbens.


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