amygdala, frontal lobes

Justus Verhagen justus.verhagen at psy.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 30 06:58:32 EST 2001


Well spoken!

How about the basal nucleus of Meynert?!

On Wed, 29 Aug 2001 12:12:32 GMT, sturla at molden.net (Sturla Molden)
wrote:

>On Tue, 21 Aug 2001 19:14:56 +1000, Larry Brash <larry at brash.net>
>wrote:
>
>
>>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.
>
>S.M.




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