Key Developmental Mechanisms Of The Amygdala Identified

Friday, January 16, 2009 - 21:14 in Psychology & Sociology

For the first time, scientists have successfully identified a key developmental program for the amygdala -- the part of the limbic system that impacts how the brain creates emotional memories and responses. This knowledge could help scientists to better understand autism and similar disorders in which altered function of this region is known to occur.

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