Research: What is the Amygdala?

Source #1: http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/the-amygdala-definition-role-function.html#lesson [Every human brain has two amygdalae.] Function Of The Amygdala: The amygdala is responsible for the perception of emotions (anger, fear, sadness, etc.) as well as the controlling aggression. The amygdala helps to store memories of events and emotions so that an individual may be able to recognize similar events in the future. For example, if you have ever suffered a dog bite, then the amygdalae may help in processing that event and, therefore, increase your fear or alertness around dogs. The size of the amygdala is positively correlated with increased aggression and physical behavior. The amygdala in

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